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Jim Ridl: Blues Liberations

Read "Blues Liberations" reviewed by Jim Josselyn

On “Blues Liberation" master sideman Jim Ridl goes it alone in a program of improvised solo piano compositions. The disc opens with “Blues Azzara", an homage to the great Pat Martino, one of the band leaders Jim’s wonderful piano has contributed so much to in recent years. (Azzara is Pat’s birth name.) Replete with dark, ominous ...

Blues Liberations

Label: Dreambox Media
Released: 2000
Track listing:

Blue Azzara; Just Left Of The Delta; Battle Of The Bands; Play, My Heart, In Blue; Aisle Five; La Dee, La Daa; Prelude And More; Get After It Boogie; Clusters Last Stand; Pass It On; Snake Dance; You Know How It Is; Rushzin' Berz Bluz; Uh Huh, That's Right; Blue Corn; Slinky; Descending On Io; A Lovely Impression; Blue Dot.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jim Ridl: Blues Liberations

Read "Blues Liberations" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Taking something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, Jim Ridl accomplishes something uncommon on Blues Liberations that seems painfully obvious: He investigates the multitudinous forms of the blues. Now that may seem common because various piano masters like Jaki Byard, or even the under-appreciated pianist Ray Charles, have elevated the blues even higher as ...


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