Guitarist Duke Robillard can deliver supple, disciplined riffs for swing arrangements, extensive and intricate solos for exacting jazz pieces or stinging accompaniment for blues and R&B shouters. A Special Evening links all these aspects of his musical personality. It presents a joint music/photography event that matched Robillard with a select group of longtime associates. The relaxed yet somewhat competitive atmosphere resulted in stirring renditions of “Cow Cow Boogie,” “Jivin’ in Rhythm,” “Deed I Do” and “Blue Harlem” among others.
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