Sean Moyses presents "Hot Rhythm" an album of Classic Hot Jazz, Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and tunes from the golden age of the 1920's and 30's. Sean is acknowledged as being one of the foremost plectrum banjo players in Europe and this, his first solo recording, certainly showcases his talents both technicaly and artisticaly. Together with his band "The Hot Rhythm Boys" they play hot dance music from the jazz age, tunes such as "The Varsity Drag" and "If I had a talking picture of you" through to a sizzling rendition of "San", the old Jimmy Noone masterpiece. World renowned clarinetist Matthias Seuffert also recorded with Sean on this session and also really shines in this piece.
Using the banjo as a lead instrument, his unique ensemble "The Ragtime Two" also make a debut here with his super picking on "Dill Pickles Rag" and Harry Reser's testing "The Cat and the Dog" through to sensitive renditions of "The Man I love" and even Errol Garner's "Misty".
If you have never heard banjo played like this, I strongly suggest you give this album a listen, it may open up a whole new world to you of how another sort of "real music" is made on the banjo.