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Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls
James Scott
Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: James Scott
Title: Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Biograph
Release Date: 11/4/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 092631490022

CD Reviews

James Scott: Forgotten Rag-Timer.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This disc is exactly what it purports to be: a nice collection of James Scott's fine rags, performed by himself, and recorded using early-20th century piano roll techne. The sound is quite good; the timing as well. Scott's rags are keen. Anyone interested in ragtime and early jazz should know James Scott's work, as well as that of Joseph Lamb and Jelly Roll Morton--besides of course Scott Joplin's."
Piano Rolls
Richard Wirtz | Knoxville, TN USA | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Looking back, the Big Three of early piano ragtime were Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb. Complete collections of Lamb's and Joplin's published works are available on disc in performances by present-day pianists. For some reason, the same isn't true of Scott; to the best of my knowledge, this transcription of the old piano rolls is the fullest collection Scott's music available.

It's okay. The piano rolls were well produced and these transcriptions are almost as good as live performances.

Scott's rags are less flowery than many of Joplin's, but they are every bit as good. This is a great album."