of the most respected improvising cellists on the international
He strums, plucks and bows his way through an incredible array
of sounds, by turns far-out and spacey, then earthy and natural.
Its the sound of urban Jazz lofts, but also Irish firesides,
Lenni Lenape dances, Jimi Hendrix and Stephen Foster.
-- ITHACA COMMUNITY SPIRIT
able to shift through the best elecents of European classical
music, pop and jazz, and bring them to a reapproachment that sounds
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES
Roberts dazzled the crowd...sonic ferocity that could only
recall Jimi Hendrix...the interplay was marvelous...I couldnt
have been much more inspired.
-- CORNING LEADER
Moving easily between Jazz rhythms, tribal beats and classically
influenced passages, Roberts as a composer is willing to overlook
the usual boundaries between jazz and progressive music.
-- LOS ANGELES TIMES
Hank Roberts proves to be not only an excellent cellist, but
as a composer and arranger rich in ideas he leaves no doubt about
his outstanding abilities.
There is no category for Roberts music, which must be
an amalgram of everything hes heard in his life, so we might
as well call it Jazz. No boundaries, just the free flow of ideas
from an embracing imagination.
-- DETROIT NEWS AND FREE PRESS
"When I first heard Hank Roberts' music more than 22 years
ago, he had already found his own way of playing, his own voice.
Since then, that voice has been getting stronger, clearer, more
powerful, more beautiful, more soulful. It's all on his CD '22 Years
From Now.' It's so rare to hear music this pure and it's so inspiring
to know someone with the strength and courage to stay so true."
-- Guitarist BILL FRISELL