Title - 'Exhalted Lover' (Stony Plain Records)
Artist - Duke Robilard
Before, I get started I own just about every album by this guy including the Fabulous T-Birds, Roomful of Blues stuff. I have seen him live. It's all good except this album is a disappointment. He IS a guitar player. Right? But it is not until track 5 that we actually get to hear a guitar solo! Maybe I have got it wrong but a guitar player is supposed to PLAY! Look I am not after dreary 10-minute long solos but the playing here is just not we have seen before from the Duke and not up to the quality that we have heard before. Try his earlier stuff over the last couple of years. But, sorry, this is a disappointment!