Across the Tracks

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072303881
  • Catalog Number: 30388
  • Sales rank: 69,944

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
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Nick Phillips Executive Producer
Ray Wetzel Composer
Brian Peerless Management
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