Duke Robillard And his Dames of Rhythm For Your Consideration, Best Jazz Vocal Album
w/ Maria Muldaur, Catherine Russell, Kelley Hunt, Sunny Crownover,
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Madeleine Peyroux.
Northport N.Y.- “Duke Robillard & His Dames of Rhythm,” is an eclectic collection of Jazz/Swing tunes from the 1920’s & 30’s. Duke invited some swinging and sultry ladies to the party, Maria Muldaur, Catherine Russell, Kelley Hunt, Sunny Crownover, Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Madeleine Peyroux. The record features a generous 15 tracks with liner notes from acclaimed producer and D.J. Bob Porter. The record is eligible to be voted on in the 1st round of the 2019 Grammy Awards.
“The music is handsomely played!” – Jazz & Blues Report
“The result is 15 tracks of pure bliss.” – American Blues Scene
“Robillard pulls out his acoustic arch-top guitar for this handsomely produced “serious bucket list dream,” playing choice 1920s-’30s Tin Pan Alley gems with his rhythm section, a terrific horn section, and a formidable cast of vocalists deliver earthy, impeccably timed readings…Musical escapism performed with style and feeling.” Pasadena Weekly
Duke, a founding member of the acclaimed swing band Roomful of Blues has recorded and toured with a who’s who of roots music including Bob Dylan, Herb Ellis, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown and John Hammond to name several.