Across the Tracks

Across the Tracks

by Scott Hamilton
     
 

A project long in the making, Across the Tracks finds tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton pairing with journeyman blues guitarist Duke Robillard for a set of burnished lesser-known standards, ballads, and blues. As Rhode Island natives, Hamilton and Robillard crossed paths early on in their careers, with the younger Hamilton drawing inspiration for his ownSee more details below

Overview

A project long in the making, Across the Tracks finds tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton pairing with journeyman blues guitarist Duke Robillard for a set of burnished lesser-known standards, ballads, and blues. As Rhode Island natives, Hamilton and Robillard crossed paths early on in their careers, with the younger Hamilton drawing inspiration for his own straight-ahead jazz from Robillard's brand of vintage swing, blues, and R&B. Subsequently, Hamilton cut out a niche for himself in the '70s playing swinging acoustic standards and ballads while many jazz musicians were focused on the electric fusion sound. Although the pair have recorded together over the years, Across the Tracks is the first full-length album they've done together. Joining them here are such longtime bandmates as drummer Chuck Riggs, baritone saxophonist Doug James, and Pittsburgh native organist Gene Ludwig. Recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder at the famous Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, NJ, Across the Tracks is easily the bluesiest album Hamilton has done in his career and a warm, earthy vibe permeates the whole proceedings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2008
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072303881
catalogNumber:
30388
Rank:
64389

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Hamilton   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Duke Robillard   Guitar
Gene Ludwig   Organ
Doug James   Baritone Saxophone
Chuck Riggs   Drums

Technical Credits

Eubie Blake   Composer
Scott Hamilton   Composer
Lucky Millinder   Composer
Leo Parker   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer,Mastering
J. Neiburg   Composer
Nick Phillips   Executive Producer
Ray Wetzel   Composer
Brian Peerless   Management

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