Drummer and vintage drumming expert Nicholas D. Ball from London joines Andrew for an interview about his website drumsinthetwenties.com and three of his favorite underrated drummers of the era: Stan King, Jasper Taylor, and Vic Berton
On this episode we check out Earl Hines' wild 1932 piano solos of "Love me Tonight" and "Down Among the Sheltering Palms", where he shows his forward-thinking improvisational skills applied to a couple of otherwise mediocre pop tunes, transforming them into great jazz piano workouts! We'll hear the contemporaneous pop versions by Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey and the Boswell Sisters and then hear several takes of Hines' versions, allowing us a glimpse into his music making process, and lots of amazing piano playing!
Pianist Andrew Oliver presents a new podcast about vintage jazz, with history, old records, stories, interviews, live performances and a "side of the week" each Friday! Here's a preview with some background and a taste of what's on the way. Full episodes first and third Wednesday of the month starting soon!