Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008) [Blues, Jazz]; FLAC (image+.cue)

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Duke Robillard - A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard (2008) [Blues, Jazz]; FLAC (image+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 01 Apr 2017, 05:14

Artist: Duke Robillard
Album: A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Label: Stony Plain
Released: 2008
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
  1. Deed I Do 3'56
  2. The Lonesome Road 6'42
  3. Them That Got 5'20
  4. Just Because 4'35
  5. Meet Me At No Special Place 3'29
  6. Red Dog 6'49
  7. They Raided The Joint 4'52
  8. When Your Lover Has Gone 6'34
  9. The Song Is Ended 3'08
  10. Swinging With Lucy Mae 6'30


  • Duke Robillard - electric and/or acoustic archtop guitar and vocals all tracks
  • Bruce Katz - piano/organ all tracks
  • Doug James - baritone sax (tracks: 2, 5, 6, 8), tenor sax (tracks: 3, 7, 10)
  • "Sax" Gordon Beadle - baritone sax (tracks: 3), tenor sax (tracks: 2, 5 to 7)
  • Scott Hamilton - tenor sax (tracks: 1, 4, 8)
  • Carl Querfurth - trombone (tracks: 2, 5 to 8)
  • Dave Ballou - Trumpet (tracks: 3)
  • Al Basile - cornet (tracks: 3, 5, 8, 9)
  • Mark Teixeira - drums all tracks
  • Marty Ballou - acoustic bass (tracks: 1 to 6, 8)
  • John Packer - acoustic bass (tracks: 7)
  • Jessie Williams - acoustic bass (tracks: 9, 10)
  • Paul Kolesnikow - acoustic guitar (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9, 10)

Duke Robillard has always had one foot in the blues world and one in the swing/jazz universe. He loves both styles of music and enjoys not only playing them separately but combining them together. The founder of Roomful of Blues back in 1967, Robillard has led dozens of projects throughout his career, including collaborations with guitarist Herb Ellis, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Jay McShann. On A Swingin Session, he plays with some of his favorite musicians, many of whom originated (like he did) in Rhode Island. While six horn players participate, there are no more than four on any one selection, and some numbers do not have any. The contrasting tenor solos are fun to hear, with Scott Hamilton sounding smooth and mellow on his numbers while Sax Gordon is greasier and much closer to Illinois Jacquet. Present throughout are Bruce Katz (mostly on organ), one of three bassists (usually Marty Ballou), and drummer Mark Teixeira. Robillard takes vocals on half of the selections in his personable way, but it is his guitar solos, which hint at both Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, that often take honors. Performing medium-tempo blues, jump tunes, standards, and good-time numbers, Duke Robillard shows listeners a fun time and clearly enjoys himself, too.
Review by Scott Yanow

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