Tuesday, June 20, 2017

USA/AUSTRIA: Ulrike Ritzinger -Oh, Lady Be Good(2017)

Educated as a classical pianist in Austria, Ulrike Ritzinger has soon been intrigued by the music of Gershwin and Scott Joplin, and over time became more and more attracted to Jazz. Convinced that a thorough study of the American Boogie Woogie and Blues pianists of the 20ties, 30ties and 40ties is fundamental for understanding Jazz music she decided to study with the Austrian Boogie and Blues master Hannes Otahal. The album 'Oh, Lady Be Good' represents a charming and well considered selection of famous piano tunes of that period, performed on a Fazioli grand and beautifully emphasized by the award-winning sound engineer Michael Bishop.