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One of the top ragtime composers of the post-1970 period, David Thomas Roberts' best rags approach the level of a Scott Joplin piece; among his best-known works are "Roberto Clemente," "Pinelands Memoir," and "New Orleans Streets." Although he performs occasionally at ragtime festivals and composes for chamber orchestras, it is for his thoughtful and melodic folk rags that David Thomas Roberts is most significant. He has recorded for several labels, including Euphonic, Stomp Off, Piano Mania, and an early Jelly Roll Morton set for Mardi Gras. ~ Scott Yanow