Material to be Acquired
On this page is a list of items that we are seeking. If you know the
whereabouts of any of this material please get in touch.
So far no performance video involving Howard Roberts has materialized.
There must be lots of video out there from his seminars and/or his time
teaching at G.I.T. Also I know he appeared a number of times on the
late 50's television show Stars of Jazz.
The following books are by Howard Roberts or have contributions by him.
- The Jazz Improviser: Technique, Musicianship, Theory, Performance,
By Howard Roberts, edited by Evie Palmer
- Guitar Chord Directory: complete user program, by Howard Roberts,
Playback Press, 1992.
- Chroma, by Howard Roberts, Madelyn Roberts and Jay Roberts,
- The Big 12 String Guitar, 24 pages Pacific Popular No. 60.
I do not have any of the following recordings on which Howard Roberts
- Jack Millman And His Hollywood All Stars Volume #1
- Jack Millman , Maynard Ferguson, Jack Montrose, Curtis Counce,
Chico Hamilton, Gerald Wiggins, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Collette,
Red Norvo, Conti Condoli, Mike Pacheco, Artie Anton, Freddy Aguirre, Lin
Halliday, Bob Gordon, Bobby Envoldsen, Howard Roberts, Shelly Manne, Ray
Vasquez. Ralph Pena, Gary Frommer, Red Mitchell, Claude Williamson, Don
Anderson, Don Overberg, Gary Frommer, Don Johamn, Dave Pike and others
Trixie, Polly Wog, Action For Jackson, Lady Luck, Look Out, Here Comes
Tomorrow, Reminiscent Riff, Self Portrait, Swing Easy, Little Mambo, Funny
Brass, Better Tap Your Toe, Delussions, Tape Worm, New Horizons, Swingini On
Down, Baroque, Balboa Walk, Action For Jackson #2, Elegy For Dance, Dawn,
Arouni Back Volume #2 Jack Millman Buddy Collette, Jimmy Giuffre, Harry
Babasin, Don Friedman, Bob Harrington, Charlie Shoemake, Ralph Pena, Scott
LaFaro, Don Peterson, Clarence Jones, Frank Butler, Frankie Capp, Don Johamn,
Ray Tidell, Larry Dunker Back Home Again In Indiana, Thereill Never Be
Another You, Youid Be So Easy To Love, The Great Lie, Where Can I Go Without
You, Polkadots And Moonbeams, Gone With The Wind, With The Wind And The Rain
In Your Hair, Skylark, We'll Be Together Again, It Could Happen To You, Stella
By Starlight, That Old Feeling, Bags Groove, Yardbird Suite.
- Sing Me To Sleep - Sing Me To Sleep
- Right or Wrong - Wanda Jackson (Bear Family Compilation)
As far as I know the following material was recorded but never issued.
There may be bootlegs around though.
- A taped concert that features Teddy
Charles, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Russ Freeman, Curtis
Counce, and Shelly Manne. It was recorded in August of 1953 when Charles
was spending some time in Los Angeles. The concert features fifteen tunes,
runs well over an hour.
Date: August 12, 1953
Location: Carlton Theater, LA
Personnel: Teddy Charles (ldr), Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers (t), Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Teddy Charles (vib),
Howard Roberts (g), Russ Freeman (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)
Popo (Shorty Rogers) ,
O'Brien's A Fly'n (Teddy Charles),
Out Of Nowhere (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman),
Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter),
Violetta (John Nielson),
Cherokee (Ray Noble).
Here is a posting
by Jim Harrod on Jazz Westcoast concerning this concert. Supposedly
this recording is now owned by Uptown Records and will be realeased at some point.
- Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Live at Zardi's, L.A. August 1, 1956 (H.R.,
Marty Paich, Ralph Pena, Frank DeVito) - We'll Be Together Again, That Old Feeling, Over the Rainbow,
You and the Night and the Music, Easy Living, Fascinatin' Rhythm,
Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Pitfall, Abstract, Jumpin' Up and Down,
Abstract, Pitfall, You and the Night and the Music, Black Magic,
Have You Met Miss Jones?, Stendek, Deuce - never issued by Verve.
- Buddy DeFranco Sextet, L.A. April 14, 1958 (Jimmy Rowles, Barney
Kessel, Howard Roberts, Ralph Pena, Frank De Vito) - Strings Have Sprung,
Don't Worry About Me, I Love You, Chelsea Bridge, Raincheck, C-Jam Blues,
Medley - on Verve but never released.
- Stan Kenton - Personal Sounds 6, 7, 8, 9 unissued on Capitol May 8, 1968.
- Interview on KFI (Los Angeles), Nov. 12, 1970 with Duke Ellington.
- Pulsations for Electronic Keyboard, Jazz Band and Orchestra -
Lalo Schifrin [unissued], Dorothy Chandler Pavillion at the Music Center,
Los Angeles,California, January 21,1971.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Bobby Bryant, Gary Barone, Tony Terran (tp);
J. J.Johnson, Benny Powell, Tom McIntosh, Craig Kupo (tb);
Bud Shank, Tom Scott, Don Menza, Tony Ortega, Jack Nimitz, (reeds);
Lalo Schifrin (comp,Yamaha Electone EX-42);
Emil Richards (vib); Howard Roberts (g); Ray Brown (b); Larry Bunker (d);
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta (cond). Pulsations For Electronic Keyboard, Jazz Band and Or
Note: Commissioned by The Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Program also included performances of Bizet's Symphony in C and
Hindemith's Cello Concerto Nš 2. Performed on three occasions.
- Howard Roberts - untitled solo/duet (with Charlie Haden) VPI unissued
Recorded at The Village Recorder, LA, *June 8, 1976, July 31 and September 14,
1977. Engineering by Baker Bigsby, assisted by Gilmar Fortis, Terry Baker,
Ken Klinger, and Wendi Bluth.
This unreleased work was recorded for Village Producers, Inc.
- You Go To My Head (3 guitars)
- I'm Old Fashioned (solo guitar)
- Besame Mucho (solo guitar)
- Body and Soul* (guitar-bass duet)
- American Songs (A Conversational Stroll)* (guitar-bass duet)
- Conqueror Worm (fantasia for guitars, guitar effects, and tape
- A recorded concert at a country night club called "Longhorn Ballroom" in
Dallas about 1977 featuring Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tal
Farlow, Les Paul, Slam Stewart, as well as top steel guitar players Buddy
Emmons, Curley Chalker, Maurice Anderson, Julian Tharp and others.
The concert was called the "Cavalcade of Guitars".
Here is a link to a copy of a posting
on a newsgroup concerning this recording.
- Concert at Bellarmine College, Wyatt Hall, Louisville, Ky. June 27, 1990.
Selections: Angel Eyes, Queen Bee, Serenata, Apache Nightmare.
Personnel: piano - Steve Crews, drums - Bruce Morrow, bass - Tyrone Wheeler.
Comments: This was associated with an annual guitar clinic held at
Bellarmine organized by guitarist Jeff Sherman. Also participating in the
clinic were Cal Collins and Jimmy Raney.
- Lorez Alexandria - L.A. Aug. 10, 1971, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
(unissued), By Myself/Alone Together (unissued) with an orchestra under
the guidance of pianist Jack Wilson..