{"id":6723419078717,"title":"Tricky Fingers","handle":"2206","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #cc0000;\"\u003eNOTE: This title is currently available as a digital download only.\u003cbr\u003eThe CD version is sold out.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRagtime legend Max Morath says \"Tricky Fingers is simply a stunning piece of work.\" Jazz pianist Tony Caramia calls Martin Spitznagel a \"young man who approaches Ragtime with the vitality, strength, enthusiasm, gusto, and spirit that it deserves.\" And reviewer Jack Rummel writes that Tricky Fingers is \"an impressive first recording,\" adding that Spitznagel's \"interpretations are anything but stereotypical -- one hardly knows what to expect next!\" Anyone who has heard Martin Spitznagel play knows the energy and imagination he brings to all of his performances.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpitznagel approaches ragtime not as a historical curiosity bound in a particular era, but as a living music as fresh and vibrant today as it ever was. He has been featured at dozens of ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, including the West Coast Ragtime Festival (Sacramento, California), the San Antonio Ragtime Festival (San Antonio, Texas), the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival (Sedalia, Missouri), and the Alexandria Bay Ragtime Festival (Alexandria Bay, New York). Tricky Fingers showcases not only Spitznagel's deep interest in the music of Eubie Blake, but ably demonstrates his remarkable versatility in performing music by Scott Joplin, Billy Mayerl, and George Gershwin alongside more recent ragtime-inspired compositions by Robin Frost, Adam Swanson, and Spitznagel himself (including his engaging \"Red Elephant Rag,\" winner of the 2007 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest's New Rag Competition).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncluded with the CD is a beautiful 12-page full-color booklet with photographs, reproductions of sheet music covers, extensive notes by the artist, and an introduction by Tony Caramia, who writes \"Play this CD if you prefer your ragtime powerful, vigorous, robust, energetic, and full of the surprises and energy of youth... [Spitznagel's] playing is nothing short of remarkable, exhausting, and utterly astonishing.\" 18 tracks. 55 minutes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRivermont catalogue number: BSW-2206\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFormats available:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eApple Lossless\u003c\/strong\u003e (\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003edigital download \/ no physical product\u003c\/em\u003e)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMP3\u003c\/strong\u003e (\u003cem\u003edigital download \/ no physical product\u003c\/em\u003e)\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are purchasing a digital download and you do not know whether your playback device is compatible with Apple Lossless, we recommend the universally-compatible MP3 format.  All digital downloads include a PDF digital booklet containing all of the text and images found in the physical CD booklet. 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style=\"color: #cc0000;\"\u003eNOTE: This title is currently available as a digital download only.\u003cbr\u003eThe CD version is sold out.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRagtime legend Max Morath says \"Tricky Fingers is simply a stunning piece of work.\" Jazz pianist Tony Caramia calls Martin Spitznagel a \"young man who approaches Ragtime with the vitality, strength, enthusiasm, gusto, and spirit that it deserves.\" And reviewer Jack Rummel writes that Tricky Fingers is \"an impressive first recording,\" adding that Spitznagel's \"interpretations are anything but stereotypical -- one hardly knows what to expect next!\" Anyone who has heard Martin Spitznagel play knows the energy and imagination he brings to all of his performances.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpitznagel approaches ragtime not as a historical curiosity bound in a particular era, but as a living music as fresh and vibrant today as it ever was. He has been featured at dozens of ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, including the West Coast Ragtime Festival (Sacramento, California), the San Antonio Ragtime Festival (San Antonio, Texas), the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival (Sedalia, Missouri), and the Alexandria Bay Ragtime Festival (Alexandria Bay, New York). Tricky Fingers showcases not only Spitznagel's deep interest in the music of Eubie Blake, but ably demonstrates his remarkable versatility in performing music by Scott Joplin, Billy Mayerl, and George Gershwin alongside more recent ragtime-inspired compositions by Robin Frost, Adam Swanson, and Spitznagel himself (including his engaging \"Red Elephant Rag,\" winner of the 2007 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest's New Rag Competition).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncluded with the CD is a beautiful 12-page full-color booklet with photographs, reproductions of sheet music covers, extensive notes by the artist, and an introduction by Tony Caramia, who writes \"Play this CD if you prefer your ragtime powerful, vigorous, robust, energetic, and full of the surprises and energy of youth... 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Martin Spitznagel

Tricky Fingers

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Ragtime legend Max Morath says "Tricky Fingers is simply a stunning piece of work." Jazz pianist Tony Caramia calls Martin Spitznagel a "young man who approaches Ragtime with the vitality, strength, enthusiasm, gusto, and spirit that it deserves." And reviewer Jack Rummel writes that Tricky Fingers is "an impressive first recording," adding that Spitznagel's "interpretations are anything but stereotypical -- one hardly knows what to expect next!" Anyone who has heard Martin Spitznagel play knows the energy and imagination he brings to all of his performances.

Spitznagel approaches ragtime not as a historical curiosity bound in a particular era, but as a living music as fresh and vibrant today as it ever was. He has been featured at dozens of ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, including the West Coast Ragtime Festival (Sacramento, California), the San Antonio Ragtime Festival (San Antonio, Texas), the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival (Sedalia, Missouri), and the Alexandria Bay Ragtime Festival (Alexandria Bay, New York). Tricky Fingers showcases not only Spitznagel's deep interest in the music of Eubie Blake, but ably demonstrates his remarkable versatility in performing music by Scott Joplin, Billy Mayerl, and George Gershwin alongside more recent ragtime-inspired compositions by Robin Frost, Adam Swanson, and Spitznagel himself (including his engaging "Red Elephant Rag," winner of the 2007 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest's New Rag Competition).

Included with the CD is a beautiful 12-page full-color booklet with photographs, reproductions of sheet music covers, extensive notes by the artist, and an introduction by Tony Caramia, who writes "Play this CD if you prefer your ragtime powerful, vigorous, robust, energetic, and full of the surprises and energy of youth... [Spitznagel's] playing is nothing short of remarkable, exhausting, and utterly astonishing." 18 tracks. 55 minutes.

Rivermont catalogue number: BSW-2206


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If you are purchasing a digital download and you do not know whether your playback device is compatible with Apple Lossless, we recommend the universally-compatible MP3 format.  All digital downloads include a PDF digital booklet containing all of the text and images found in the physical CD booklet. If you select Apple Lossless or MP3, you will receive a download link by e-mail upon completion of checkout; no physical product will be mailed to you.


Track list:

1.
Tricky Fingers
2.
Theresa Novelette
3.
Space Shuffle
4.
Heliotrope Bouquet
5.
Kitchen Tom
6.
Loose Elbows
7.
Charleston Rag
8.
Rhapsody in Ragtime
9.
A Novice Novelty
10.
Ace of Clubs
11.
Elite Syncopations
12.
Baltimore Todolo
13.
Euphonic Sounds
14.
Maple Leaf Rag
15.
Red Elephant Rag
16.
Swipesy Cakewalk
17.
Swanee
18.
Tricky Fingers (Scherzo)

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