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Rock 'n Roll Gumbo
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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George Winston's greatest contribution to music
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."