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Fleadhman 09 Oct 02 - 01:30 PM
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GUEST,Al Ferro 12 Dec 10 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,Susan Fendell 14 Oct 11 - 03:06 PM
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GUEST,Muriel Roberts 28 Feb 12 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Cat 16 Feb 14 - 09:18 AM
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Subject: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: Fleadhman
Date: 09 Oct 02 - 01:30 PM

I have recently aquired two boxes of material which seems to have belonged to a jazz pianist called Muriel Roberts. There are photos,newspaper cuttings,letters she received from publicists in New York and other places in the USA, a demo record and a demo reel to reel tape. There is a lot of material in the boxes including sheet music from writers in the USA asking her to record their music. I can not find anything about her on the net, can anyone out there shed any light on Muriel for me. I would be very grateful.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 02 - 02:24 PM

Is the material from the UK? Welch? English?


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 09 Oct 02 - 02:58 PM

I hope you're not looking for this Muriel Roberts.
January 8, 2001

Roberts Dies

Elizabeth "Liz" Muriel Roberts, who ran a cool, locally-based progressive music format on Brunswick MD's WTRI (1520 AM) in the mid-1990s, died on 1/8. She was 57. No cause of death was noted. Born and educated in England, Ms. Roberts worked for the BBC before moving to the US in 1981 to join NPR in Washington DC as a producer. In 1993 she moved to Loudoun County and bought WTRI. Roberts' WTRI left the airwaves in 1997 to be reborn in 1999 with a new owner and a Spanish format (which lasted until mid-2000).

This note is from a Google archive of a page from this site on DC area radio stations.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: Fleadhman
Date: 09 Oct 02 - 04:20 PM

Her real name was Muriel R Fendell.The letters date from the sixties. One of them is from Robert Lissauer, president of Lissauer Music Companies Inc. and is to verify the production of a record album.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: Fleadhman
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 10:10 AM

She can't just have disappeared, can she.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Al Ferro
Date: 12 Dec 10 - 06:39 PM

Muriel Fendell was my piano teacher when I was 9 - 11 years old. She was from Paterson, NJ. Her father, Dr. Stanton J.D Fendell was my English teacher at Eastside High School. Is she still around and playing---she could play the fastest scales of almost any piano player I ever heard


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Susan Fendell
Date: 14 Oct 11 - 03:06 PM

Muriel Roberts (Fendell) is my aunt. She was a beautiful jazz pianist and a better singer than I'll ever be. Stanton Fendell was my grandfather. My aunt is currently living in an assisted living facility in West Palm Beach, FL. I know she'd love to hear from you and get the materials. The facility is Windsor Court, 3700 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 08:19 PM

Muriel Roberts had an excellent jazz trio date for Dot Records, Dot 3173, Flower Drum Song. She plays with technical prowess and jazz feeling, and on the record she stretches out on long improvisions.   (Four tracks on each side, all from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song.) Her acompaniment is Ernest Furtado on bass and William Clark on drums.   My best guess is that it's from 1959 or so, although I don't have access to a discography that mentions the session.

I don't know a blessed other thing about her, but her one record gives her a measure of immortality and gives anyone who hears it the spiritual uplift of the best jazz.

- Kurt


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Muriel Roberts
Date: 28 Feb 12 - 07:16 PM

Very helpful thread on a great pianist. I have her 1965 Scepter Records (#530) release: "Music For All Times & Seasons". She teams up with Ernie Furtado andRonnie Bedford.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Cat
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 09:18 AM

Muriel passed away on February 14, 2014. She was a cousin of mine and a great talent. I'm so happy to see there is interest in her.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 11:48 AM

How can we, her family, obtain the material you have, i.e., clippings
articles, etc.?    You can e mail me at rustygerson@aol.com. I am her cousin and we were raised in N.J. practically as siblings. I have her album, but nothing to play it on! "Music for all Seasons". Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 14 - 06:46 PM

Hi, I heard of Muriel Roberts a while ago. A friend highly recommended her recordings to me. It's been a while and I could only find a few information of her on the internet. I was wondering does someone here by chance has an extra copy of her 1965 album "Music For All Times & Seasons"? I'll be glad to purchase it! Feel free to contact me at difficultboytihill@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Another Cousin
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 08:12 PM

Music for All Seasons is on YouTube. Mint copy is or was listed on eBay for $900. Amazon used copy $675. I haven't found Flower Drum Song which as I recall, was quite good.

Another cousin


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Subject: RE: Info on jazz pianist (Muriel Roberts)
From: GUEST,Gil Gibli
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 09:31 AM

I found MURIEL ROBERTS recordings on YouTube by accident and I can't express to you the great amount of enjoyment and happiness she gives me..Please share her other recordings in YouTube. gibli@globes.co.il


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