Across The Tracks
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||Deuces Wild||Scott Hamilton||6:21||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Parker's Pals||Scott Hamilton||5:32||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Save Your Love for Me||Scott Hamilton||5:40||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Cop Out||Scott Hamilton||8:12||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Intermission Riff||Scott Hamilton||5:32||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Sweet Slumber||Scott Hamilton||4:23||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Something for Red||Scott Hamilton||7:45||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Blue Turning Gray Over You||Scott Hamilton||8:55||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Memories of You||Scott Hamilton||4:08||$1.69||View In iTunes|
A project long in the making, Across the Tracks finds tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton pairing with journeyman blues guitarist Duke Robillard for a set of burnished lesser-known standards, ballads, and blues. As Rhode Island natives, Hamilton and Robillard crossed paths early on in their careers, with the younger Hamilton drawing inspiration for his own straight-ahead jazz from Robillard's brand of vintage swing, blues, and R&B. Subsequently, Hamilton cut out a niche for himself in the '70s playing swinging acoustic standards and ballads while many jazz musicians were focused on the electric fusion sound. Although the pair have recorded together over the years, Across the Tracks is the first full-length album they've done together. Joining them here are such longtime bandmates as drummer Chuck Riggs, baritone saxophonist Doug James, and Pittsburgh native organist Gene Ludwig. Recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder at the famous Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, NJ, Across the Tracks is easily the bluesiest album Hamilton has done in his career and a warm, earthy vibe permeates the whole proceedings.
Born: 12 September 1954 in Providence, RI
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s