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MAX KEENLYSIDE

PIANIST  and  COMPOSER

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"A favorite at jazz and ragtime festivals across North America, and representative in the Canadian National Artist's Program held in conjunction with the 2010 Canada Games, pianist and composer Max Keenlyside is a "musician's musician" in the very best sense. On this CD as in his live performances, Keenlyside plays with plenty of pep and energy (but never too fast!) and his performances are laced with humor, all the while remaining faithful to the spirit and intent of the original composers. He is known especially for his renditions of pieces by Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Eubie Blake, and other stride and early jazz composers. Never one to slavishly imitate the old masters, Keenlyside improvises comfortably in their styles, providing a fresh look at classics such as Johnson's 'Mule Walk' or Morton's 'King Porter Stomp.' The accompanying eight-page booklet features extensive notes by the artist. 56 minutes."


TRACK-LIST

  1. The Mule Walk
  2. Rippling Waters
  3. Outer Space
  4. Carolina Shout
  5. Snowy Morning Blues
  6. Meet Me in St. Louis Louis
  7. The Wolverines
  8. Memories of You
  9. Fat Meat and Greens
  10. King Porter Stomp
  11. The Pearls
  12. Troublesome Ivories
  13. The Baltimore Todolo
  14. Perfect Rag
  15. Poor Piano Blues