Watch the The Rag Trade online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from New School Fingerstyle

Pianist Trish Murphy slipped me a copy of Essential Blues Piano (House of Blues), which led me to The Commodore Piano Anthology (Commodore), which led me to Jellyroll Morton 1923-1924 (Milestone), and that's where I landed. Hip? Well slinky modulations, deep, deep grooves, syncopated Latin rhythms, irresistible riffs - yes, utterly hip, and so much so that it's worth getting past the surface noise to check it out. Make sure it's the solo piano stuff, or you'll be hearing trombones in your sleep.
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