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Conversations in Swing Guitar

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/1999
  • Label: Stony Plain Music
  • UPC: 772532126021
  • Catalog Number: 1260
  • Sales rank: 106,143

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
Duke Robillard Primary Artist, Guitar
Herb Ellis Guitar
Marty Ballou Bass
Terry Holmes Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Duke Robillard Producer, Liner Notes
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
John Paul Gauthier Engineer
Nick Stevens Mastering
Mike Kappus Executive Producer
Richard Flohil Liner Notes
Sydney Robin Composer
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