Boogie Woogie Rhythm and Blues
(ensemble and solo piano)


  BOOGIE WOOGIE: a style of blues piano playing
characterized by a steady, repeated eighth-note bass line.

from the liner notes:

Although most of my tunes have been generally soft and
moody, Boogie Woogie has always held a special place
in my heart. It's one of the few piano styles in which a
solo player can generate a groove, and it always seems
to radiate joy and fun. At ten years old my first composition
was a boogie and it's been part of my playing ever since.

My purpose in this album was to explore a variety of
boogie and blues feelings. Some of the tunes are close
to traditional boogie/blues and some are more distant,
but at the core of them all is the everpresent bass line
of the piano.

(click on underlined titles to listen to sample)

1. Big Bash Boogie
(piano, alto sax, trunpet, percussion, clap)

2. The Grinder
(piano, alto sax, trumpet, drums)

3. Beanface Boogie
(piano, finger snap)

4. So Low Blues

(piano, tenor sax)

5. The Island Groove
(piano, soprano sax, fluegelhorn, percussion)

6. Rock 'n Boogie

(piano, alto sax, trumpet, drums)

7. Balboa Boogie

8. Boogie D. Lux


9. Waltzing Blues

(piano, alto sax, trumpet, drums)


Sandy Owen: Piano

Paul Carman: Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxopones

Steve Crum: Trumpet and Fluegelhorn

Ted Owen: Drums and Percussion

The Helping Hands (Neil, Craig, Paige,
Ted, Donna and Sandy):
clap and finger snap


released in 1986 by Ivory Records
on the following media:
LP (IR9188)
Cassette (IRC9188)

released in 1987 by Ivory Records
on the following media:
CD (IRD9188)

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