Thanks to Tom Warner, generous videographer, you and I can revel in the solo piano of Carl Sonny Leyland. Here he is here levitating ‘DEED I DO at the 2009 West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, California.
Mr. Leyland would not be insulted, I am sure, if I mention the now-departed pianists his rollicking playing reminded me of: how about Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Joe Sullivan, Cassino Simpson, Pete Johnson, Bob Zurke — listen to him and he provides a ticket to a wondrous piano party. Hooray! And I’ve added his website — www.carlsonnyleyland.com. — to my blogroll. Visit early and often.