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Rock 'n Roll Gumbo
Professor Longhair
Rock 'n Roll Gumbo
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Professor Longhair
Title: Rock 'n Roll Gumbo
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 080223300620

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madamemusico | Cincinnati, Ohio USA | 07/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"George Winston, the producer of this CD, was a top seller on Windham Hill records during the 1980s and early '90s. In case you've forgotten Winston (and he was eminently forgettable), he played soft, innocuous cocktail music on the piano which he was pleased to call "jazz," but for some reason unknown to Mankind, one of his idols was Fess Byrd, a.k.a. Professor Longhair, whose style was about as related to George Winston's as Charles Mingus' is to Kenny G.

This was my intoduction to Professor Longhair, and what an introduction it is. The man played the piano as if it were a tuned conga drum; when jazz legend Art Tatum heard him play in the early 1950s, he was mesmerized by his style. No, Fess was no Tatum, not even close, but WOW what a great, asymmetric piano style he had!! Highly recommended."