Conversations In Swing Guitar


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Review Text This is a not very challenging, but thoroughly charming, summit meeting between a blues guitar master and a jazz guitar legend. Taking four classic swing tunes ("Just Squeeze Me," "Avalon," "Stuffy," and, inevitably, "Flyin' Home"), two Robillard originals, and a jointly composed slow blues, and helped out by bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis deliver a 48-minute swing guitar master class, Conversations in Swing Guitar. Ellis comes from jazz and Robillard from the blues, so their approaches are just distinct enough to keep things interesting; although both play with a clean, fat jazz tone and no one ever really hauls off and shreds, Robillard tends towards bent notes and funky chordal things while Ellis thinks a bit more in terms of long lines and florid ornamentation. Every so often you might find yourself wishing that the edges were just a bit rougher, but both of these guys are clearly having a great old time, and you will too. ~ Rick Anderson

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Flying Home - 5:45
  2. 2. Easin' In - 8:59
  3. 3. Jivin' in Rhythm - 5:16
  4. 4. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) - 9:49
  5. 5. Avalon - 7:30
  6. 6. Blue Brew - 9:13
  7. 7. Stuffy - 6:46

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