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Title:
Fingerbreaker classics of ragtime and early jazz piano
Author:
Larsen, Morten Gunnar, 1955- , performer.
Publication Information:
London, England : Decca, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Eds. recorded: Melrose (tracks 1, 13, 16); Tempo (track 3); Prestige (track 8); EMI Catalog Partnership (track 9); Clarence Williams Music/MCA (track 10); E.H. Morris (tracks 17, 18); Copyright Control (tracks 2, 11, 12, 14, 15).

Program notes by Peter Gammond and notes on the performer ([4] p.: ports.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Kansas City stomp (2:40) ; Fingerbreaker (2:51) ; Don't you leave me here (4:24) / Jelly Roll Morton -- Entertainer (3:51) ; Cascades (2:53) ; Solace, a Mexican serenade (7:13) ; Scott Joplin's new rag (3:13) / Scott Joplin -- Rippling waters (2:30) ; Echo of spring (4:39) ; Finger buster (2:32) / Willie, the Lion, Smith -- Ragtime Betty (4:51) ; Kansas City rag (2:35) ; Grace and beauty (3:03) / James Scott -- Dictys on 7th Avenue (3:12) ; Brittwood rag (5:34) / Eubie Blake -- American beauty rag (3:25) ; Ragtime nightingale (4:15) ; Sensation (2:47) / Joseph Lamb.
UPC:
028946049921
Format :
Music CD

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Norwegian pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen pays tribute to ragtime and early syncopated jazz on the aptly named Fingerbreaker, which includes pieces by greats such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Eubie Blake. Larsen's breathtaking dexterity on this solo piano collection recalls his turn in the award-winning off-Broadway musical Jelly Roll Morton, affirming his ability to impress listeners in a number of settings. ~ Heather Phares