Dr Johns New album lockdown is worth listenig to

Started by paulmulligan, October 27, 2012, 06:26:43 AM

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After disovering Dr Johns helpful  Blues Piano books where he shares his playing and musicological history  knowledge.Having the opportunity to listento his new album is a pleasant challenge to the ear.There arent many productions like this which utilise both new and retro instrumentation.Dr John is to the  keyboard as  Frank Zappa  was to the guitar.

David Aubke

The first time I learned of Dr John, I was flipping through the TV channels and stopped at what was probably Austin City Limits. I was aware of New Orleans-style playing but was awestruck by his technique. It seemed more refined and easier on my teenage suburban ears than what I'd heard before. I had missed the introduction so I had no idea who he was. The internet was not in every household then and I have no recollection of how I figured out his name but I promptly borrowed every album of his I could find at the library.

Prior to this I had developed an affinity for playing ragtime music and emulating the Doctor was a fun adaptation of some of those techniques. Eventually, my interests shifted to other styles but I still pull out "Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack" or "In the Right Place" every once in a while.
Dave Aubke
Shadetree Keys