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Max Attack

by David Maxwell

Highly acclaimed virtuostic and soulful blues pianist's latest release featuring James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins: deep blues, blistering boogie woogie, sexy songs & scorching, jazzy instumentals.
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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1. Sticky Buns
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2. Long Distance Driver
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3. Handyman
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4. Max Attack
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5. What's The Use Of A Broken Heart
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6. Twisted Tendons
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7. Backseat Of A Greyhound Bus
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8. Thanks For All The Women
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9. Moving Out Of His World
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10. Hip- House Rock
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11. Coming Home Baby
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12. Thank You Pinetop Perkins
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years
playing piano with some of the greatest and well- known musicians in the
blues. David plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but
he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to
reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has
gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a
reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

In the last decade , David has received over a half dozen WC Handy and
Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for recorded work, as well as
Handy nominations for instrumental performance He has played with many
of the greats including tours with Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, James
Cotton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rodgers, Charley
Musselwhite, Johnny Adams and Ronnie Earl; and gigs with Muddy Waters,
John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Levon Helm, Jimmy
Witherspoon, Lowell Fulsom, Junior Wells and many others. He has been
involved in well over fifty recording sessions and can be found playing
keys on many blues albums that have been released over the last 25
years. (Recently, he backed up Keith Richards and Eric Clapton for a
Hubert Sumlin project that will be out laterin 2005).

David's music was used in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" and in the
TV series "Touched By An Angel". He has performed on "Late Night With
Conan O' Brien" and is on several videos playing with Freddie King in
the early 70's. (Rounder). David's first CD as a leader "Maximum Blues
Piano"(1997, Tonecool) received high critical acclaim. His new album, "Max
Attack" (2005 95North Records), features guests James Cotton, Kim Wilson,
Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins .

David has performed in major festivals, theaters and clubs in North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Morocco, Israel, and Japan, and keeps busy today playing, recording, and teaching (and nurturing his interests in jazz, ethnic and improvised music).

"I don't think anybody could be tighter playing the blues on the piano than David Maxwell. He plays the blues like it should be played. He plays the low-down, dirty, funky blues.He's got it all together"
---John Lee Hooker

"Dave has always been one of the most amazing piano players I've ever heard. His command of a wide range of blues and jazz styles is remarkable.
---Bonnie Raitt


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bob metafora

david maxwell/max attack
david maxwell is the greatest living exponent of otis spann and all the earlier "great fathers" (albert ammons, pete johnson, little brother montgomery, jimmy yancey, pinetop smith and so on) of boogie woogie piano and blues. he elevates the piano to be every bit as important as the guitar to the sound of this music and, i dare to say, because his art has evolved through years of dedication, gives us the gift of hearing what those old masters would be playing today were they still with us!

Christopher

Diamond in the rough
I happened to hear David Maxwell on one of those cable tv jukebox channels while I was doing some work around my apartment and found myself running over to the set so I could find out who it was. So glad I did. Growing up in Chicago, I was, more often than not, exposed to the likes of Junior Wells, AC Reed and Son Seals, and so artists like Maxwell get overlooked. They shouldn't. Give it a spin, you won't be disappointed.

Hardy Spitman


Fell in love with twisted tendons, had to get CD
I am the ultimate Old rythm and blues Fan

Thomas Marks

Some of best blues piano around
If you love piano and you want it up front for a change then get this CD. It is rare when the piano player gets to be the guy up front. David Maxwell does not disappoint, His voice is a perfect match for the style and you will wonder how fingers can really do that..

rhea fountain

the best cd in my collection
again, the best cd i own - the perfect mix - can't wait until the next one ! !