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Swing
Duke Robillard
Swing
Genres: Blues, Jazz
 
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This 1987 recording was Duke's first album-length foray into straight-ahead jazz. He teams up with the esteemed tenor saxophonist and fellow Rhode Islander Scott Hamilton for an infectious, jumping set of standards, origin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Duke Robillard
Title: Swing
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 2/2/2009
Genres: Blues, Jazz
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661310322, 011661310315, 011661310322

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This 1987 recording was Duke's first album-length foray into straight-ahead jazz. He teams up with the esteemed tenor saxophonist and fellow Rhode Islander Scott Hamilton for an infectious, jumping set of standards, originals, and little-known swing gems.

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CD Reviews

Stunning. Still.
B. Schmitt | Helena, MT United States | 07/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Duke put this album together right about the time he was playing with Roomful of Blues. I've had this CD since the early 90's and still listen to it at least once a week. It is the best swing guitar album I've found, (even though Django fans may disagree). Duke has a sweet funky soulfullness that comes through on almost every track. If you like blues, swing or straight-ahead jazz, this CD should occupy a prominent place in your collection. If I could only have 20 CD's to listen to for the rest of my life, this would be one."
A Pleasant Departure
T. Burke | PA USA | 08/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Robillard is best known for his seemingly unlimited stock of blues, rock and R&B chops that can be heard on much of his other work. This aptly-named project -- all of the selections are either swing standards or originals which fit the mode well -- showcases yet another facet of the guitarist's talent. And to this listener's ears, his work on "Swing" is the most natural and heartfelt work in Robillard's extensive discography. No contrived, pre-planned solos here. Those familiar with his work can expect something different on this CD, but clearly this is a labor of love and not just a jazz experiment."