These three pianists popularized the rhythmically rambunctious style of piano-playing known as boogie woogie, and with more than 25 tracks between them, this import offers a great overview. Ammons and Johnson duet on most of the tracks (Walkin' the Boogie, Sixth Avenue Express, etc.), but all three take solo turns, as well as joining together for a poundin' Jumpin' Blues. Some of these pianists' finest tracks, from Carnegie Hall concerts & rare MacGregor transcription discs, remastered from original discs & acetates.
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The boogie woogie was a style of music that was popular until the 50's and 60 since its emergence in the late nineteenth and early last century, which was generated as an evolution of the 'blues', to make it fast and dance, and was an influential precedent of the 'rock'. This CD offers a varied collection of 21 songs performed by some of the first pianists who achieved renown in this style and that really can be considered a remarkable generation of it, which led to its peak especially between the late 20th and mid-40.
Axel Zwingenberger performs tunes of the great Boogie pioneers like Pinetop Smith, Hersal Thomas, Cow Cow Davenport, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons a. o.All by himself in the studio with his Bösendorfer concert grand Axel Zwingenberger plays compositions of the Boogie Woogie pianists of the 1920s to the 40s - some in their original form, but most of them in his own arrangements.Recorded in Hamburg,June + August 1991