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Michael Kaeshammer: No Strings Attatched

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Categorizing this album as Mainstream was the best middle ground I could find for this collection of fantastic piano playing backed with talented accompanyists. Singer, songwriter, arranger, pianist Michael Kaeshammer (pronounced Case-Hammer) has brought boogie woogie back to the fore with a rousing collection of original tunes and a few from the respected and treasured past.



The fantastic solo rendering of Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" is alone worth the price of admission. With the first cut starting rather subdued, then revealing but a glimpse of what is to come, Kaeshammer delivers nearly a full hour of seemingly non-stop finger-drumming, foot-stomping, head-waving fun.


Track Listing: Snow at Lake Simcoe; On A Saturday Night; Kaes Closed; Maple Leaf Rag; Fish this Week, but Next Week Chitlins; West Broadway; Drown in My Own Tears; Nora's Boogie; I Mean You; Boogie Woogie Stomp; On A Rainy Day; Dusty's Blues; Mose; Portly Pear

Personnel: Michael-Piano and Vocals On Snow at Lake Simcoe: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; The Braitislava Symphony Orchestra On On A Saturday Night: Art Neville-Hammond B3; Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas On Kaes Closed: Guido Basso-Flugelhorn; James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums On Fish This Week...: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums On West Broadway: James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums On Drown in My Own Tears: Eddie Bo-Piano and Vocals; Art Neville-Hammond B3; Christopher Rouse-Backing Vocals On Nora's Boogie: Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Terry Clarke-Drums; Vito Rezza-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas On I Mean You: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums On Boogie Woogie Stomp: Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Percussion and Scufflin; (David) Rockin Dopsie Jr.-Washboard; Anthony "Dopsie" Rubin-Accordion On On A Rainy Day: Keving Breit-Guitar; Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; Johnny Vidacovich On Dusty's Blues: Big Joe Duskin-Vocals; Kevin Breit-Dobro; George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums On Mose: George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums

Year Released: 2000 | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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