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Duke Robillard: A Swingin’ Session With Duke Robillard

Swingin’? Yes. But Duke Robillard’s latest release is also a joyous and soulful session, one that finds the veteran guitarist exploring blues-based jazz with customary finesse. Save for perhaps tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton’s guest appearance, there are no surprises here, just a series of familiar pleasures.

It’s clear early on that Robillard is happy to stay in his comfort zone, and chances are fans old enough to recall his pivotal stint as a founding member of Roomful of Blues will be equally pleased to hear him stay put during a relaxed series of performances buttressed by horns, piano and organ.

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