Erwin Helfer and the Chicago Boogie Ensemble – “Celebrate the Journey”

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Description

In early March 2020, The Sirens Records gathered some of Erwin Helfer’s closest friends and musical collaborators to record a jam session. Through the years, the band members, John Brumbach, Davide Ilardi, Lou Marini, and Skinny Williams, developed and honed a magical musical comraderie with Erwin. All of them, accomplished musicians in their own right, shine even brighter when working with Erwin. They groove, they swing, and they show their love and admiration for this piano master. On this disc, Erwin will charm you with his distinctive blues and jazz piano style: creative, crafty, dexterous, and fun. This recording celebrates Erwin’s lifetime achievements in Chicago boogie-woogie and blues piano as well as his upcoming 85th birthday in January 2021. This session captures the good time party atmosphere and, as you listen, you share in the celebration. -- Steven B. Dolins

Track Listing:
1. Doxy - 5:51   2. Ain’t Nobody’s Business - 5:08   3. Down By The Riverside -5:49   4. Pooch Piddle - 6:38   5. St. James Infirmary -5:25   6. Alexander’s Ragtime Band - 6:21   7. Big Joe - 8:25   8. Day Dreaming - 4:17

Personnel:
Erwin Helfer (piano) , John Brumbach / Skinny Williams (tenor saxophone) , Lou Marini (bass) , Davide Ilardi (drums)

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