Joan Reynolds & Rachel Ruhman | A Totally Different Rag

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A Totally Different Rag

by Joan Reynolds & Rachel Ruhman

Classic ragtime and contemporary ragtime.... Piano and Violin
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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1. Weeping Willow
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2. A Totally diferent Rag
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3. Roberto Clemente
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4. Grace and Beauty
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5. Last Rag
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6. Pekin Rag
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7. Solace
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8. Little Wabash Special
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9. One For Norma
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10. Red Peppers
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11. Panama
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12. Evergreen Rag
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13. Key Stone
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14. Snookums
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15. Cole Smoak
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16. Apple Jack
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Album Notes
Two musicians who spend their summers at their Washington Island, Wisconsin, homes, violinist Rachel Ruhman and pianist Joan Reynolds recently finished recording their first CD for RedRoseJazz Productions. The CD , "A Totally Different Rag", which was released early in June, was recorded at Studiomedia in Evanston, IL, and includes both classic rags as well as several contemporary rags. Its title tune was composed by a woman, May Aufderheide, which seemed appropriate for these female artists. Classic ragtime composers Scott Joplin, James Scott, Charles L. Johnson are also well represented on the CD as are several contemporary ragtime composers, including Max Morath, David Thomas Roberts and William Bolcom.


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Judy Clapp

You definitely need this in your collection!
A Totally Different Rag is totally unique and beautiful. I definitely recommend it. Thanks to CD Baby for letting me preview this album.

Irene Weinberg

Elegant ragtime music!
I am deeply touched by the music that these two women play together. The combination of the violin and piano brings elegance to the ragtime music that I love so much. The arrangements done by Joan Reynolds are superb. The fact that both Joan Reynolds and Rachel Ruhman are excellent musicians is very apparent as one listens to this CD.

Jean-marc Andres

A voyage back in "rag"time
Joan Reynolds and Rachel Ruhman gives us unique and original arrangements of ragtime pieces.
Their soulfull interpretations bring us back with
the nostalgia to those gone by days of the Belle Epoque.
Ragtime music with subtlety and delicacy.

Robert Schwieger

Inspiring music played beautifully!
I have always particularly enjoyed the combination of piano and violin for ragtime. Here they are both used to great effect. The arrangements are memorable and do a good job of keeping the repeats fresh. I ran out to play "Snookums" as soon as I finished listening to the album the first time. What a wonderful job!