A master of many blues styles, Duke Robillard garners particular acclaim for his jump and swing playing. When he recently performed at a San Francisco music festival, Andy Ellis seized the opportunity to take a lesson in uptown blues. Robillard’s music is full of jazzy turnarounds and sneaky substitutions, so he was asked to explain how he transforms a typical I-IV-V, 12-bar progression into something with more harmonic pizzazz.

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