On this odd CD reissue, pianist Sammy Price seems intent on becoming the Muhammad Ali of jazz. He brags throughout the liner notes about how he is the king of boogie-woogie and might very well (based on his five vocals on the date) also be the king of the crooners. In reality, Price's piano playing on the basic material (lots of blues and a few standards) is fine, while his vocals are a novelty at best. With backup work from bassist Arvell Shaw and drummer Panama Francis, this is a decent but not particularly riveting set.–by Scott Yanow
A dedication to the all night-blues and boogie sessions of 1930s´ Kansas City!Singer Big Joe Duskin belts out spontaneous blues and boogie lyrics in the best Big Joe Turner-tradition, accompanied by Axel Zwingenberger`s rolling pianistics. Axel and jump blues icon Jay McShann hold swinging two-piano-conversations, complimented by some of Jay´s unique vocals. Classic blues pianist Sammy Price provides bluesy counterpoints in piano duets with Axel. Last but not least, two driving Zwingenberger soli: let´s jam the boogie!
Saxophonist and singer Red Holloway with Axel Zwingenberger and the Mojo Blues Band.Swinging Rhythm And Blues, rollicking Boogie Woogie and groovy Blues with the great saxophonist and singer from California, Red Holloway! He receives company from Axel Zwingenberger and the Mojo Blues Band.
Boogie Woogie dancers love this album!Recorded in Vienna, Jazzland, July 1992
With West Coast jump blues and boogie-woogie piano. Featuring Charlie Musselwhite, The Roomful of Blues Horns, Ronnie Earl.
Dubbing his swinging approach "rock-a-boogie," pianist Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have revived the jump blues approach of the '40s and '50s. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Mitch Woods moved to San Francisco in 1970. While he was growing up in Brooklyn, he studied both jazz and classical music, but when he relocated to the Bay Area, he primarily played jump blues and R&B…