Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis: More Conversations in Swing Guitar (2003)
Though Robillard is more versed in the blues, he can swing, with the best of them, as the opener, "Moten Swing," attests. The guitarists are featured on separate stereo channels, which gives the listener (especially on headphones) the opportunity to hear the contrast in "conversational" stylesRobillard's fuller and more blues tinges; Ellis's tangy and looser, swinging just a bit freer than his younger counterpart.
The set is full of relaxed grooves, swinging easy, with superb accompaniment of Terry Homes on rhythm guitar, Marty Ballou on bass and Marty Richards on drums. A classy set of sounds that has that effortless feel only a group of consumate musicians can create. An essential disc for fans of swing guitar.
Track Listing: Moten Swing, Train to Texas, Robin's Nest, Just You and Me, Blues for Terry, End of Session Jump
Personnel: Duke Robillard, guitar; Herb Ellis, guitar,; Terry Holmes, rhythm guitar; Marty Ballou, bass; Marty Richards, drums
Record Label: Stony Plain Records