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Alan Gresik - Vintage Dueling Piano's with Amanda Wolff and Andy Schum

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Uploaded on Jan 2, 2012

1930's keyboard swingband with Amanda Wolff
This is a concept that started during the swing era with
boogie woogie pianists such as Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson.
Modern Dueling Piano's evolved from this.
Our repetorie consists of popular music of the 1920s up to thru early Rock n' Roll
The tendency of a group like this is to mix styles of songs and treatments that are
truly creative such as Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" treated as a ragtime waltz.
The Christmas song we know as "Silent Night" works really well as a Jerry Lee Lewis
straight 8th 50's tune. Alan Gresik has a very fertile mind. His insights are based from
years of listening to worn 78rpm records from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Hot and Sweet.
708-860-1971 Chicago USA

One of the methods used goes like this: while one player is utilizing stride piano concepts the other is playing a kind of modified high energy boogie/rock piano against it. The results are
amazing.

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