Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Albert Ammons - Chronological Classics

Rating: 5/5

Truly great boogie-woogie

All three of these Chronological Classics discs of Albert Ammons are just brilliant. Ammons was a phenomenal pianist and probably my favourite among the great boogie/blues pianists of the time. His technique is breathtaking and the result is immensely enjoyable music which for me is often quite impossible to sit still to. The recordings are as good as we can expect from the period – which is pretty decent throughout – and this set represents an excellent collection of his work. (I confess that I don’t know how complete it is, but it’s pretty thorough.)

In my view, you simply can’t go wrong with these discs. Very warmly recommended.

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