About this album
After the tri-tonality experimented in Blue Dusk, the nostalgy and mourning expressed in the sister albums (Dreaming of the Good Times and Just Some Stuff), I thought it was time to dive back to where it all began and give it a XXIst century twist. At least, that's what the cover is suggesting with the old black'n'white photo of revolved times (and wrecked steamboat) blending into a colourful sky with a rainbow.
So here you are, with a collection of eight tracks all featuring the same piano ragtime rythm, all at very close tempos. But I'll hope you'll take time to explore and enjoy the various concepts that have presided to the conception of each of these little tunes. Some of them are easy to listen to (though not in the "easy listening" sense, since I never indulged in the pleasant category) while a couple of others may recquire more attention to the piano left hand in order to be fully appreciated. For example, one doesn't take a Divine Ride without practising some Giant Steps before.
So, all and all, I do hope this album will find its audience and provide food for thought, rêverie, nostalgy - or accompany the reading of a novel or a poem from the times of Scott Joplin.
By the way, this is an updated version of the original album: the first version was recorded from a classical Midi sound generator. Now this version has been recorded from a much better and natural source. This version supercedes and replaces the previous one and constitutes what I consider is the final version of this collection.
All the piano scores for this album are available in PDF here FREE!
Have a good listening !