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BOOGIE WOOGIE PARTY IN PARIS NIGHTCLUB !,
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This review is from: Live In Paris (Audio CD)
I've seen Ben Waters many times, and in a recent article Jools Holland rated him the world's best living pianist of boogie woogie in the world. Ben is a stunning performer solo, with his own band or in this format.A is for Axel Zwingenberger, another master of the art of boogie piano playing, B is of course Ben Waters, C is no less than the great Charlie Watts (plays in some band called The Rolling Stones and has his own jazz big band), and the D is Dave Green, a superb bassman and with Charlie lie down a solid rhythm for Ben and Axel to weave their piano magic over. Recorded in a Paris nightclub in 2010 for our purchase we get 14 tracks of the best of boogie.Both Ben and Axel play a five tune set each before they join together and as they say really rock the joint. Music like this gains so much in a live setting.Music from Leroy Carr, Dr.John,Cousin Joe Pleasant and W C Handy are included as well as some original material, this makes a set of lasting enjoyment to any who get it.Over an hour of the best boogie you'll hear anywhere in the world today. This band are very special and it's great they have been recorded,because this is what great live and alive boogie is all about...unmissable magic.