Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Lance Anderson - Shorthanded
A superbly recorded collection of Blues, Boogies and stomps for solo piano by a Canadian master of the N'Orleans style.
A number of original compositions and five standards all based in the Blues tradition. Some, like Tipitina, Louisiana Alibi, Mac's Bounce and Rockin' Pneumonia are in the N'Orleans R&B style made famous by James Booker, Professor Longhair, Huey Piano Smith and Dr. John. A few are outright boogies like O.P.s Boogie, the Mess Around and Spann's Boogie and yet others are hard to classify, gospel-tinged stomps like Shorthanded Stomp, Count Me In Stride and the C Roll Blues. There is also Lady Pete a musical jazz tribute to Oscar Peterson. Shorthanded is two-fisted piano playing.