Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

Four Piano Boogie Woogie Duel

It used to be very rare to see more than one piano player performing at a time simply because there would only be one piano available. With the advent of the electronic keyboard it’s possible for several pianists to get together and play.

Way back in the mists of time for this blog I posted a video of Professor Longhair, Tuts Washington and Allen Toussaint playing together for a PBS special.

Today I stumbled on this video with FOUR great piano-pounders on one stage, Ann Rabson (from Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women), Dona Oxford, Arthur Migliazza and Daryl Davis. I know that Ann is the woman sitting at her keyboard. I’ve seen her perform before and talked to her between sets. So, by elimination the other woman has to be Dona Oxford. I’ve never seen or heard of the two guys before but other YouTube videos show that Arthur is the guy sitting at his keyboard.

The dancers are also great.

 

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