Tuts Washington

New Orleans Piano Professor

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Venerable New Orleans pianist Tuts Washington didn't get many chances to record during his lifetime. This 1983 session, now available on CD, was his most extensive project, with 23 songs covering everything from spirituals to traditional jazz numbers, pop pieces, novelty tunes, blues, and country. Washington played them all in a seamless manner, displaying the mix of boogie-woogie and barrelhouse riffs, R&B, blues, and gospel elements, Afro-Latin and Caribbean rhythmic accents, and jazz phrasing and licks mastered through many decades of playing in bars and clubs. This was his chance in the spotlight, and Washington didn't waste it.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:59 Amazon
2 4:03 Amazon
3 3:08 Amazon
4 2:43 Amazon
5 3:20 Amazon
6 2:38 Amazon
7 2:26 Amazon
8 1:22
9 3:03 Amazon
10 2:41 Amazon
11 3:45 Amazon
12 22:18 Amazon
13 1:57 Amazon
14 2:20 Amazon
15 1:54 Amazon
16 2:37 Amazon
17 1:59 Amazon
18 2:03 Amazon
19 4:35 Amazon
20 2:16 Amazon
21 0:54 Amazon
22 3:33 Amazon
23 1:56 Amazon
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