McShann, Jay

Stony Plain, 2006CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 13.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ragtime
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: These blues are popping, complete with ragtime piano and vocals by McShann and a little sax from Jim Galloway. We especially liked the live version of “Hootie Blues” including a swinging solo from Rosemary Galloway on bass. Don Vickery keeps time on drums. There’s a touch of romance on the sentimental notes of “I’ll Catch The Sun”, one of many old time favorites. The session is topped off with a very informative interview of Jay and his life playing the blues.


Publicist: Mark Pucci Media