Adam Swanson | On a Circular Staircase

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On a Circular Staircase

by Adam Swanson

Adam's first CD for Rivermont Records, featuring ragtime and other early American popular music.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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1. Mo' Lasses
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2. Kitten on the Keys
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3. Buffet-Flat Blues
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4. On a Circular Staircase
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5. Three O'Clock in the Morning
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6. Wailana Rag Two-Step
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7. The Pea Picker
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8. Williams's Rag
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9. Sweet Georgia Brown
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10. A Ragtime Nightmare
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11. Medley: Yellow Dog Blues/Easy Rider
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12. Bohemia Rag
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13. Bluin' the Black Keys
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14. St. Louis Blues
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15. Handful of Keys
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16. Hallelujah!
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17. Anitra's Dance
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18. Space Shuffle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Swanson has established something of a reputation for unearthing rare ragtime gems; on this CD as in live performances, he juxtaposes classics like Zez Confrey's "Kitten on the Keys" with seldom-heard treasures such as Charley Thompson's "Buffet-Flat Blues" and Paul Pratt's lively "Wailana Rag Two-Step." The program features many of the "barnburners" Swanson is famous for: Arthur Schutt's tricky novelty "Bluin' the Black Keys," Donald Lambert's magnificent stride arrangement of Edvard Grieg's "Anitra's Dance" from the Peer Gynt Suite, and Robin Frost's astounding "Space Shuffle." Among of the highlights of the disc is the premiere recording of a lost ragtime composition by Arthur Marshall, "The Pea Picker." The accompanying full-color 12-page booklet features extensive notes by the artist, rare photographs, reproductions of original sheet music covers, and a special introduction by Johnny Maddox. 51 minutes.


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Douglas Cole


I love this CD I have it in the nuber one slot of my eight disk CD changer in my truck. Adam is one of the finest pianist I have heard play ragtime. I have watched him on youtube he is incredible I intend to purchase his other works soon.

rd rockett

ragtime in its glory!
The greatesr, ragtime you can hear.