Wobble Walkin' Reviews "Music that confirms Robillard's place among the great guitarists operating today. " By Dan Bilawsky All About Jazz.com "Duke Robillard's finest release in over a decade and an absolute must for the collector!" By Brent Black @Critical Jazz "One drop dead gorgeous after hours guitar jazz outing that's not to be missed." by CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher MIDWEST RECORD "His solos are like musical jewels of inevitability, possessing a shape and arc that almost seem predestined due to their absolute rightness, and they possess an outer affability that elevates the music. Wobble Walkin' is that rare album that wins without the intent to wow. This is just terrific, take-it-as-it-comes music that confirms Robillard's place among the great guitarists operating today." By email@example.com Exystence.net "Wobble Walkin' ...riffs and roils and then brilliantly uncoils - proof all over again of the layered complexities that make Duke Robillard one of the most intriguing roots musicians working today." By Nick DeRiso Somethingelsereviews.com "Robillard demonstrates his jazz sensibilities with panache and verve.... His infectious blues-based riffs give a buoyant resonance to the first composition and in the latter he offers a dreamy emotional solo.... Robillard confirms his jazz intentions with solos that are ripe with interesting musical ideas and note shapes that seem just right for the occasion.... Duke Robillard is not a derivative guitarist but has found his own voice with much to offer." By Pierre Giroux Audiophile Audition "Duke offers a tasty menu of standards and original compositions.....Duke demonstrate that he's not only one of the great interpreters of the Great American Songbook but also a composer of similarly timeless music." by Michael Mueller GuitarInstructor.com "Blues guitar master Robillard's latest foray into jazz exudes the comfy, congenial vibes of a classic after-hours jam session ..Tasty stuff." By Duane Verh Blues and Jazz Report "Ever prolific, Duke Robillard is back with a stylish songbook of Brad Hallen's walking acoustic bass lines add the perfect echo to Robillard's warm electric archtop tone." By MD Vintage Guitar Magazine "The title track, a slow shuffle, leads off, setting the tone for an album full of underplayed eloquence. ...If you're looking for the latest 90 mph guitar-slinger, look elsewhere; if you want tasty, bluesy jazz, this record's for you." By Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. Leoweekly.com "Meet the new boss: guitarist Duke Robillard, heading up his own record label after distinguishing himself on numerous others. It's likely to be a good career move, at least artistically, judging from this playful, soulful and swinging mix of original tunes and pop classics. By Mike Joyce JazzTimes "...Robillard's playing is a consistent delight - by turns whip smart, deeply romantic, twinkling and humorous, then sweetly approachable.... that riffs and roils and then brilliantly uncoils - proof all over again of the layered complexities that make Duke Robillard one of the most intriguing roots musicians working today." Tumblr.com Duke Robillard While his peers were rightfully enamored of the Beatles and the rest of the Sixties' musical British Invasion, Duke Robillard was already dedicated to his passionate mission of scouring old record stores for vintage blues and race records. He was educating himself, not just about music, he was also investigating the historic cultural coordinates that spoke to him. Young Duke was unearthing the recordings that were so influential and coveted by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, John Mayall and so many others who were jazzed by the venerable music of our heritage. In fact, Robillard ultimately became so conversant in the genre, perhaps his most complimentary endorsement was conferred by Big Joe Turner, who after hearing him play, called the widow of perhaps the most original and significant guitarist of his era, T-Bone Walker, and exclaimed, "T-Bone lives!" Duke had discovered early on what the late guitar maven Ted Greene said just months before he passed on,
I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
All of Me
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
If I Had You
Back Home Again, In Indiana
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