Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Feb 5, 2017 23:02:06 GMT
I just listened to "The Duke Plays Ellington" by Duke Ellington. It's an album of piano music. It was released in the early 1950s. It's very nice, but I wasn't awake enough to listen to it (I should have waited until I woke up some more).
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Feb 6, 2017 13:19:11 GMT
The last album I listened to was: Double 7: Seven Rags, Seven Boogies, by Winifred Atwell
Released in the 1950s, it is an album of piano instrumentals, and as the name suggests, consists of 7 ragtime tunes and 7 boogie-woogie tunes. The ragtime tunes are played on a slightly out-of-tune piano which somehow sounds great (that piano, bought at a junk shop, was an important part of her sound), while the boogie-woogie tunes are played on a standard piano. The album consists of 14 tracks but only runs about 30 minutes. It's a very nice album.
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