Piano Blues (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
The story of the piano blues is largely one of unsung heroes and a music mostly forgotten but so richly varied, intense and exciting that it remains a lasting testament to the indomitable spirit and genius of its pioneers. This collection traces the roots of the genre from New Orleans and other southern cities, through the advent of Boogie Woogie, to the styles developed in the 'golden triangle' of Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. It covers Piano Blues in all its moods ' joyous, rocking or quietly introspective ' and showcases many of the most influential, entertaining and popular practitioners of the art.