Tuts Washington

New Orleans Piano Professor

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New Orleans Piano Professor Review

by Ron Wynn

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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Tuts Washington 01:59 Amazon
2 Tuts Washington 04:03 Amazon
3 Tuts Washington 03:08 Amazon
4 Tuts Washington 02:43 Amazon
5 Tuts Washington 03:20 Amazon
6 Tuts Washington 02:38 Amazon
7 Tuts Washington 02:26 Amazon
8 Tuts Washington 01:22
9 Tuts Washington 03:03 Amazon
10 Tuts Washington 02:41 Amazon
11 Tuts Washington 03:45 Amazon
12 Tuts Washington 22:18 Amazon
13 Tuts Washington 01:57 Amazon
14 Tuts Washington 02:20 Amazon
15 Tuts Washington 01:54 Amazon
16 Tuts Washington 02:37 Amazon
17 Tuts Washington 01:59 Amazon
18 Tuts Washington 02:03 Amazon
19 Tuts Washington 04:35 Amazon
20 Tuts Washington 02:16 Amazon
21 Tuts Washington 00:54 Amazon
22 Tuts Washington 03:33 Amazon
23 Tuts Washington 01:56 Amazon
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