Even though returning to New Orleans jazz strikes a traditional chord, cornet-piano duets are hardly the norm, and Creole Nocturne thus offers a twist on both the original style and McDermott and Jones' contemporary interpretation of it. The material is a mix of McDermott originals and a handful of classic tunes, and, despite the distance in time between "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and "Danza de las Muñecas" (The Wrist Dance), the material melds together well.
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Van Dyke Parks curates anthology of piano wizardry by New Orleans legend Tom McDermott Van Dyke Parks curates anthology of piano wizardry by New Orleans legend Tom McDermott. com//writer/liz+louche · June 24, -06-24T12:20:00-04:00. Bamboula they’re calling this collection, and it comes out September 24 on Minky Records. Parks is writing the liner notes, and he describes the album as flexibly fluent, somehow of one cloth. As a composer, Tom’s compositions each read like a good short story, filled with motifs, anecdotes and suspended sub-plots that all resolve in conclusion. Take it as an ample sampler to the world that lies beyond, in the hands of a master.
All the Keys & Then Some (Piano Music from New Orleans). Rabadash Records: New Orleans Duets. Listen to Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin now.
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Jazz pianist Tom McDermott has a sense of humor that can lead to some tricky situations. One incident, in particular, could even have led to legal woes when he pulled a sly one in an effort to prove a pet theory concerning a jazz festival that he was unable to break into as a performer. He knew the failure wasn't due to any defect in his skills as a musician. He'd been pleasing audiences in his adopted home of New Orleans for a while. More likely, he believed, the problem was due to something more personal and McDermott set out to prove his theory
|2||Echo Of Spring|
|4||Snow Morning Blues|
|6||Honky Tonk Train Blues|
|5||Mr. Dicks Copasetic Boogie|
|7||I Should’ve Known Better|
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