New Orleans Ragtime

Burt Bales

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New Orleans Ragtime Review

by Scott Yanow

Burt Bales, a superior trad jazz pianist best-known for his associations with Turk Murphy and Bob Scobey, did not record enough during his career. This Euphonic LP helped fill the gap a bit. The set of solos leans heavily on Jelly Roll Morton with some Scott Joplin and early jazz classics also included. Lovers of pre-bop piano will enjoy this hard-to-find album.