Don Ewell Denverconcert With Barbara Dane




The 15 tunes (69 min.) on this CD were recorded live in concert in Denver, Colorado, in 1966. Six of the numbers have never been previously released; the rest were originally released on LP on the Pumpkin record label. Don Ewell plays stride piano, strongly influenced by Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller. The repertoire on the CD is based on compositions by the great stride pianists Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Earl Hines.Don Ewell did not do much recording and therefore, as prominent jazz journalist Alun Morgan says: "We are fortunate to have this (CD) representing Don Ewell at his best." Ewell, himself, was very pleased that night in Denver, Colorado; everything was right:the atmosphere, the piano, the recording and, not least of all – the band and the music. Besides being a great stride piano player, Ewell could definitely play the blues – just listen to his version of "See See Rider" on this CD

Don Ewell – piano, Charles Burrell – bass, Barbara Dane – vocals, guitar

Recorded December 14, 1966

Jelly Rol Morton Medley
The Pearls
Kansas City Stomp
Oh, Papa
Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
Earl Hines Medley
See See Rider
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of Of My Jelly Roll
Fats Waller Medley
Good Morning Blues
Wild Women Don’t Have No Blues
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
San Francisco Bay Blues
Trouble In Mind
Careless Low

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