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Dobro Jazz

Although single-cone spider bridge resonators are my least favorite type of resonator guitar, I’ve still been listening to a lot of dobro music recently. Of course, my tastes run to jazz. I recently published a list of non-dobro music resonator music. Today’s post balances the content and provides you with some examples of jazz played on the square neck, spider bridge resonator guitar, AKA the Dobro.

Jerry Douglas 2006


My first entry in the list is from an old video of a very young Jerry Douglass and Bela Fleck performing Chick Corea’s Spain.

Song for my Father

The next tune is the Horace Silver composition, Song for My Father. I love this piece no matter who performs it (except maybe for the Captain and Tennille version). The following was performed by Rob Ickes & Robinella.


Bossa Nova jazz by Antônio Carlos Jobim is always good. The following is Mike Audridge doing Wave.

Killing me Softly

Mike Auldridge has recorded a number of jazz standards. However, the next tune is a most famous as a pop standard recorded by Roberta Flack, Killing Me Softly.

Stomin’ at the Savoy

Another jazz standard from Mike Audridge is Stompin’ at the Savoy by Benny Goodman.

Take the A Train

Rob Ickes does Ellington’s Take the A Train.


The last of the Dobro jazz tunes I’m sharing today is Birdland performed by Jerry Douglass.

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