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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.