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Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds: James P. Johnson Songbook

Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds: James P. Johnson Songbook

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19427

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Marty Grosz: guitar, banjo, vocals, all arrangements
James Dapogny: piano, celeste
Dan Block: clarinet, bass clarinet
Jon-Erik Kellso: trumpet
Scott Robinson: soprano, C-Melody and baritone saxes
Vince Giordano: string bass, tuba, bass sax
Arnie Kinsella: drums, temple blocks
"Panic Slim" Jim Gicking: guitar (track 14)

Accompanied by his Hot Winds, the inimitable Marty Grosz introduces us to the song-writing genius of James P. Johnson, best known as the most accomplished practitioner of the jazz genre known as "Harlem Stride Piano." This CD presents a selection of Johnson's popular songs - a few familiar ones but mostly Marty brings back to life with fresh, original arrangements, others that have been lost from sight since written and featured in numerous Broadway reviews from the 1920s on.


Hungry Blues
I Need Lovin'
I Was So Weak, Love Was So Strong
Alabama Stomp
Old Fashioned Love
Stop That Dog
If I Could Be With You
My Headache
Don't Cry Baby
Ain'tcha Got Music
A Porter's Love Song to a Chamber Maid
Harlem Woogie