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Some Assembly Required

by Scott Kirby

An stimulating collection by New Ragtime and Terra Verde master composer and performer Scott Kirby -- featuring Frankie & Johnnie Boogie, Wront Rag, St. Louis Blues and much more.
Genre: Jazz: Boogie-Woogie
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1. Frankie & Johnny Boogie
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2. Snowy Morning Blues
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3. The Baltimore Todolo
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4. Gone So Long
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5. Rum & Coca Cola
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6. Wrong Rag
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7. Tarn Valley Rag
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8. Cryin' for the Carolines
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9. St. Louis Blues
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10. Atlanta Rag
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11. Lonesome Mama Blues
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12. The Saints
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A collection of New Orleans' boogie woogie, stride, blues, and ragtime, by pianist Scott Kirby.

About The Company:

The recordings of Viridiana Productions, L.L.C. represent a grass roots movement designed to promote the new music Terra Verde, as well as various traditions from which it draws. Terra Verde, a contemporary and distinctly American musical art form, fuses elements of European romanticism with New World ethnic styles, such as ragtime, jazz, Latin-American and country.The result is a rich and vital language for our time, and a new stage in the evolution of piano-based composition. Viridiana exists to champion the composers and performers of Terra Verde, and to pay tribute to the innovative and sometimes unheralded forerunners to this exciting new realm of American music.

About The Artist:

Pianist/composer Scott Kirby specializes in distinctly American musical styles which include Classic Ragtime, New Ragtime, Creole Music and Terra Verde. As a performer, he is also an educator, providing historical context and musical insight into the program as it unfolds. Whether on the concert stage or in the classroom, Kirby offers a musical experience which is both informative and intimate, educational yet highly personal. Each presentation is unique and may include examples from North America, South America and the Caribbean, illuminating how a rich musical heritage evolved from a melange of ethnic music and "art music", from the aural and the composed traditions. Various composers include Louis Moreau Cottschalk, Scott Joplin, Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, Jazz pioneer Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Ernesto Lecuona of Cuba. Concerts may also contain short pieces from Latin America and the French Caribbean such as the Haitian merengue, the biguine from Martinique, the Puerto Rican danza, the cumbia or the Cuban habanera. In addition, Kirby champions writers of New Ragtime and Terra Verde, contemporary counterparts to the more traditional styles. As a composer, Kirby combines the influence of nineteenth century romanticism with these New World idioms into his own individual, syncopated language. A native of Ohio, Scott Kirby began his study of music at the age of six, and continued formal piano instruction for seventeen years. He worked under Robert Howat of Wittenburg University of Ohio, and Sylvia Zaremba at the Ohio State University. After obtaining an English degree from Ohio State University, Kirby moved to New Orleans and began his professional music career. In the following four years, he recorded the complete rags of Scott Joplin, and made his debut at all of the major ragtime festivals in the United States, as well as festivals in Belgium, France, Norway and Hungary. Kirby now divides his time between performance and composition, and is available for concert appearances, workshops, residencies and festivals.

Discography:

SOLO PROJECTS:

Scott Joplin's Ragtime
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.1
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.2
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.3
The Complete Scott Joplin, Vol.4
More Damn Good Ragtime
The Complete Rags of Scott Joplin, vol. I (New series in 3 volumes)
Grace & Beauty
On Lincoln Place
Ravenna

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS:

Terra Verde
Creole Music
Bucktown in the Nineties
Ragtime Primer
57 Kinds of Blues
Augie Jr. and the Big Mess Blues Band
Some Assembly Required
Frontiers


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Paul Kesler

Terrific album - one of the great ones
At least half-a-dozen full-tilt boogies here, including "Frankie & Johnny," "Atlanta Rag," and "Baltimore Todolo," all of which will keep the joint rockin' like an old hot night in Sedalia. But here are the ones for a post-midnight burn: Kirby's awesome re-crafting of "Rum & Coca Cola," which Harry Belafonte once sang as "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)," and a version of "The Saints" that sizzles so fast around the curves you'll find your seatbelts comin' loose. Looking for a helluva CD? Your search just ended.

R. Ordway

Scott Kirby = Entertaining, Educational, Refreshing
Attended a Scott Kirby concert. It was, first, great fun - secondly, an education on a new (to me) type of music. I ordered a the CD for a variety of his types of playing and it exceeded my expectations. Also have Ravenna which I enjoy very much. His own compositions are great as well as his playing of Scott joplin pieces.

johnny

Some Assembly Required is an excellent heart pumping CD!
I was so happy when I reviewed the sample songs of this CD that I immediately purchased a copy. A friend of mine listened to one of the songs, and before it was finished, she bought a copy too!

Peggy Wright

Great! Playing it puts me in a good mood!
Great! Playing it puts me in a good mood!

Sara Izod

Awesome!
I Think This Music Is Becoming My Mind! What Assembly is Required?
. . . The Joy in your Soul? . . . The Flame in Your Heart?

Awesome!!!

- Sara Izod

Ron Clark (England)

Perfection!
This is a collection of various popular musical genre presented and performed in a manner on which surely no one could improve. It is just superb. Thank you Mr. Kirby for the experience.
I don't see what assembly is required. The only thought I have had has been to disassemble my own piano - with an axe! When you have heard perfection nothing else seems good enough.

Angela Erdman

Some Assembly Required
I really fell in love with this music. I got to see Scott in concert and he inspired me to go back to playing again. The pieces are so much fun to listen too that you just repeat the cd again and again.

Christophe (Switzerland)

Trop fort !
J'ai tout de suite commandé le CD quand j'ai entendu les extraits sur le site : la première et la dernière chanson sont particulièrement cool ! L'interprétation de "Oh when the saints" est mythique !

Paddy

MUST HAVE !!!
If you are even remotely interested in Boogie-Woogie, Blues, Honky Tonk, Barrelhouse -- New Orleans style piano; just buy this CD -- you won't be dissapointed !!!

jim schee

Some Assembly Required
Great fun
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