Bruce Katz Band

Mississippi Moan

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The music on this CD is comprised mostly of instrumentals, with Bruce Katz sticking primarily to piano, performing just a few numbers on the organ, the instrument for which he is best known. Katz's style ranges from Albert Ammons and Jimmy Smith to the flash of Jerry Lee Lewis. The selections include straight blues, a few stomps, some solo boogie-woogie, a couple of more advanced jazz tunes, and vocals by Mighty Sam McClain on "Hanging on the Cross" and "I'm Gonna Love You." Due to its variety and strong jazz content, this release (which also features guitarist Julien Kasper and Tom Hall on tenor and baritone) is easily recommended to both blues and jazz collectors.

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