Twelve rags representing a cross-section of composers ranging from the famous ragtime pioneers Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb to little-known New Orleans figures such as Irwin Leclere and the Creole composer Larry Buck. Andrew Oliver at his very best!
something about his combination of technical brilliance and go-for-broke dynamism that just grabs you THE GUARDIAN UK
A collection that blows away the cobwebs. SUNDAY TIMES UK
Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature. KMHD JAZZ RADIO USA
their approach, although perfectly authentic in style, had a freshness and immediacy that was all their own. THE OBSERVER UK
Mr Oliver is a pianist almost completely immersed in the New Orleans style of playing, a relative rarity these days. He maintains swagger and swing through each interpretation. JAZZ DA GAMA CANADA
Phenomenally well played, with a freshness that dispels any suspicion of solemn archaism. JAZZ JOURNAL UK
Andrew Oliver, 1905 Gabler upright piano. Recorded Aug-Oct 2022 in Portland, OR. Sound by Andrew Oliver.
Cover Art by Nicholas D. Ball.
Produced by Andrew Oliver and Hal Smith.
Thanks to Hal Smith, Kris Tokarski, Rebecca Sanborn, Immortal Piano, Iris Asher, David Horniblow, Michael McQuaid, and Steph Oliver.
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