Ray Skjelbred, poet and explorer, at the piano, musing, feeling, sharing colorful worlds of his own invention.
PINKY ROSE, a blues rumination:
NO COMPLAINTS, a lilting homage to Jess Stacy:
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD, a blues by the Mississippi Sheiks:
IT’S A RAMBLE, by the mysterious Oro “Tut” Soper, a pianist who once kissed the young Anita O’Day passionately before remembering he wasn’t [because of religious beliefs] supposed to:
HEAH ME TALKIN’ TO YA, celebrating Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, and Don Redman:
Rambles and saunters in worlds known and unknown: elegant, rough, always alive.
More to come from the Esteemed Mr. Skjelbred. And this aural bouquet is in honor of Aunt Ida Melrose Shoufler, who understands.
May your happiness increase!
Thanks for more of Ray.just another virtuoso pianist you’ve introduced me to in the last four or five years.Too bad Ray is a confirmed west-coaster so i’m glad to hear anything of his these days.Beautiful postings,Michael.
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