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The Roots of Ragtime
Richard Zimmerman
The Roots of Ragtime
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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The Roots of Ragtime by Richard Zimmerman


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All Artists: Richard Zimmerman
Title: The Roots of Ragtime
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Legacy International
Release Date: 10/13/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: The Roots of Rag Time
UPC: 076637040924


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The Roots of Ragtime by Richard Zimmerman

CD Reviews

Poor audio quality on this CD
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Zimmerman is an excellent pianist, and these ragtime selections are good. However, the distorted audio quality on this disk makes it one to avoid, even at the $5. price. Better recordings are available. This one sounds like the microphone was over-loaded."
Louisiana Rag
Richard Wirtz | Knoxville, TN USA | 09/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Apart from Tom Turpin's Ragtime Nightmare, William H. Krell's Mississippi Rag, Zez Confrey's Kitten on the Keys, and Abe Holtzmann's Smoky Mokes. it's hard to find good performances of rags by ragtime-era composers other than the "big three" - Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, and James Scott.

This is a very satisfying album. The performances are by Richard Zimmerman, a first-class interpreter of classic rags. The CD contains rags by lesser-known composers from the early years of ragtime,including Frank X. McFadden, Max Hoffman, Theodore H. Northrup, B.H. Janssen, Edgar Settle, James Chapman, and Collis Welborn Jackson. Having done quite a lot of scouting, I suspect this may be the only CD on which you can find some of these excellent rags. My only regret about the CD is that there are no liner notes."