This 2003 release is a sequel to bluesman Duke Robillard and jazzman Herb Ellis' 1999 encounter Conversations in Swing Guitar, and the CD proves that good things can happen when jazz and blues players interact. More Conversations in Swing Guitar is an album of very blues-minded instrumental jazz – it's hardly a carbon copy of Robillard's work with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, but the bluesman has no problem appearing in a jazz-oriented setting. Duke Robillard, guitar Herb Ellis, guitar Terry Holmes, acoustic rhythm guitar Marty Ballou, bass Marty Richards, drums. Tracklist: 01. Moten Swing (7:32) 02. Train to Texas (7:22) 03. Robbin's Nest (6:47) 04.
Album · 2003 · 6 Songs. More By Duke Robillard. See All. The Duke Meets the Earl.
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. Track Listing.
Quiex 2 180 Gram pressing. Worth noting the labels on the 12" are reversed, C actually plays Moten Swing and D plays Flying Home, but this is how they are listed. Rights Society: GEMA. Matrix, Runout (Side A runout etched): GLS 107 A ℋi.
Duke Robillard is the founder of Roomful of Blues, has played with Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Big Joe Turner, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bob Dylan. Herb Ellis, the elder half of this duo, has played with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Oscar Peterson, from Billie Holiday to Ella Fitzgerald. But from the very opening notes of More Conversations in Swing Guitar (the follow-up to '99s Conversation in Swing Guitar ), it's obvious that the two string men are musically very simpatico.
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Bass – Marty Ballou Drums – Marty Richards Guitar – Duke Robillard, Herb Ellis Rhythm Guitar – Terry Holmes. Stony Plain Records – SPCD 1260 (US). Thanks to snobb for the addition. No release results found : showing artist results instead. Ear Worms Stony Plain 2019.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Duke and Herb revisit most of the heights from their earlier "Conversations in Swing Guitar. Like the earlier CD, the liner notes for this one attribute Duke to the right channel and Herb to the left channel.
Herb Ellis was also featured on an episode of Sanford and Son accompanying Fred Sanford's singing. Ellis gave cartoonist and The Far Side creator Gary Larson guitar lessons in exchange for the cover illustration for the album Doggin' Around (Concord, 1988) by Ellis and bassist Red Mitchell. In 1994 he joined the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame. On November 15, 1997 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of North Texas College of Music. 1998 An Evening with Herb Ellis (Jazz Focus). 1998 Blues Variations (Live at EJ's). 1999 Conversations in Swing Guitar with Duke Robillard (Stony Plain). 2001 Great Guitars Live with Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel (Concord). 2003 More Conversations in Swing Guitar with Duke Robillard (Stony Plain).