No Local Stops


No Local Stops

(2 customer reviews)
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings


2020 – BSW-2253 – IMPORT
American pianist Andrew Oliver plays ragtime, stride, and early jazz with a rare combination of energy, authenticity, and technical prowess. In No Local Stops, Oliver serves up some of Morton’s best-loved piano works, supplementing them with masterpieces by Willie “The Lion” Smith, Joseph Lamb, Seger Ellis, James P. Johnson, Arthur Schutt, Frank Melrose, and others.


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It’s easy to assume that Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet et al can’t speak to a younger generation, but pianist Andrew Oliver’s quartet lays that notion to rest. 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



Additional information


Recording location:
Porcupine Studios, London, UK (1-17)
Immortal Performances, Austin, Texas (18)

Recording dates:
September 3, 2019 (4, 7, 9, 15)
September 27, 2019 (2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 13, 16)
November 19, 2019 (1, 6, 8, 12, 14, 17)
January 14, 2020 (18)

Recording engineer:
Nick Taylor (1-17)
Colin Hancock (18)

Mixing: Andrew Oliver
Mastering: Timothy Stollenwerk, Stereophonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Liner notes: Andrew Oliver
Cover art: Nicholas D. Ball

Executive Producer for Rivermont: Bryan S. Wright

Thanks to Adam Swanson, Bill Edwards, and the following Rivermont sponsors for their support: Ronald Bottomly, Bill Hoffman, Andrew Jarosik, Glenn Robison, and Yuko Eguchi Wright.

2 reviews for No Local Stops

  1. John Orton (verified owner)

    Excellent CD which I would highly recommend to anyone who likes old style jazz piano. Andrew Oliver is an authentic two handed pianist who gets a really full sound out of the piano without (so far as I can tell) using much, if any, pedal. He also performs, rather than just plays the notes, and improvises as he goes along keeping within the spirit of the piece he is playing. The piano sound is bright but mellow, and the recording quality excellent. The tune selection suited me as Andrew’s taste must be similar to mine – two of my favourite Joseph Lamb Rags that you do not hear too often – Ethiopia and Cottontail – are included, as are two of Morton’s finest Spanish Tinge pieces, Mamanita and Creepy Feeling. The title piece is by Willie the Lion and James P is also included – Andrew’s performance of Carloina Shout is memorable. He also includes lesser known pieces by great pianists rarely heard today including Jimmy Blythe, Frank Melrose and Seger Ellis. Nick Ball complements Andrew’s performances brilliantly on a couple of tracks. Side notes full and informative.

  2. John CR (verified owner)

    Andrew Oliver’s lightness of touch and expression make this a CD which anyone with a love for jazz and ragtime will want to play on repeat. Thank you Andrew.

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