This CD is dedicated to all the great Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianists such as: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Jimmy Yancey, Otis Spann, Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Dr. John, Nicky Hopkins, Professor Longhair, Junior Mance, John Mayall, who I have had the privilege of listening to over the last 40 years. My first recollection of being inspired to learn Blues piano was in 1968 when I heard the Blues piano solo by Nicky Hopkins on the song “Blues Deluxe” from Jeff Beck’s first album “Truth”
There are nine songs contained in this CD which I composed, ranging from the slow Blues of H.R. Blues to the up-tempo Boogie-Woogie of Holly and Ben’s Boogie as well as the Ragtime feel of Raggedy Blues and the funky New Orleans influenced “Junk Mail Blues”.
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About Andrew D. Gordon
Andrew was born in London England and studied classical music for ten years. During his teenage years his passion for Blues piano started when he heard Nicky Hopkins play the piano solo on the song “Blues Deluxe” from Jeff Beck’s first album “Truth”. Once Andrew developed his Blues piano technique he started playing in Blues, Rock & Funk bands around England before moving to California in 1979 to pursue a professional career in music.
Andrew is an exceptional all round experienced keyboard player, having played in a variety of musical situations throughout Europe, USA and Asia. He currently plays in a band called “The Super Groovers” with sax player Frank Villafranca where they compose, arrange and produce their own music, a blend of Blues, Jazz, Funk, Latin styles. They released one CD, Supergroovin’ which received worldwide radio airplay and will be releasing their second CD Mainline Connection in the Spring/Summer 2012.
His experience has enabled him to compose, produce and arrange music for many artists, TV Shows, film, theater, commercials, etc. Andrew has authored over 60 music instructional books and the company he owns, ADG Productions has published over 150 instructional books which are sold throughout the world.
Andrew is currently on the faculty at Shepherd University School of Music in Los Angeles where he teaches private piano lessons and a group performance class. Andrew also teaches music students from around the world using a high speed internet connection, skype and a webcam. For further information he can be contacted at email@example.com