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JOE NUTMAN - Troublesome Ivories

JOE NUTMAN - Troublesome Ivories
CD / Product Number: PKCD402

Joe Nutman is possibly the best pianist you've never heard of! He was classically trained in the 1950s and '60s when, of course, ragtime was not part of the classical music curriculum, being still somewhat unacceptable perhaps due to its associations with the bordellos of the early 20th century. In more recent years Joe has studied ragtime piano and on this CD he has produced some lovely interpretations of several very well-known rags as well as some lesser and even virtually unknown pieces. When I first heard piano rags it was from an LP of pianola rags where the music was played mechanically from a roll of punched card. And it sounded mechanical! The subtle variations of tempo and dynamics which Joe introduces really bring this lovely music to life.Ragtime is an important element in the evolution of traditional jazz and I do urge you to give this CD a listen - highly recommended.


Elite Syncopations
The Chevy Chase Rag
The Entertainer
Ragtime Dance
Magnetic Rag
The Birds Carnival
Gladiolus Rag
Troublesome Ivories
The Easy Winners
Kitten On The Keys
Stoptime Rag
Pineapple Rag
The Blue Goose Rag
Original Rags
Maple Leaf Rag