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Axel Zwingenberger & Big Jay McNeely • Saxy Boogie Woogie



Boogie Woogie piano and Rhythm & Blues saxophone - Axel Zwingenberger and Big Jay McNeely join forces for some real Jump Blues fireworks!
The latest release of Axel Zwingenberger - with Rhythm & Blues legend Big Jay McNeely on saxophone! That's really cooking! It'shard to believe that Jay even at the age of eighty blows his tenor so wild that it's unparalleled until today. The joy of playing and improvising is truely befired - accompanied by the "Bad Boys", Jay's band (with Michael Strasser - dr, Michael Höglinger - g and Peter Strutzenberger - b), as well as Peter Kölbl - ts, Markus Toyfl - g and Michael Hudec - b. In between you'll hear some quiet Blues "Just For Two" (Axel and Jay) as a contrast to the band tunes. Axel's piano playing with Jump Blues elements - a new favorite for your Boogie Woogie CD collection!

German blues/boogie-woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger was born in Hamburg on May 7, 1955. Originally, Zwingenberger studied classical piano (for 11 solid years), before discovering such authentic blues artists as Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis, and Pete Johnson, who served as an immediate influence on the pianist. Along with three other piano playing friends, Zwingenberger began playing blues concerts and festivals on a regular basis, including the 1974 First International Blues and Boogie Woogie Festival for a West German radio station in Cologne, as well as Hans Maitner's annual festival, Stars of Boogie Woogie, in Vienna.
By 1975, Zwingenberger received his first recording contract, issuing such solo recordings as Boogie Woogie Breakdown, Power House Boogie, and Boogie Woogie Live, as well as lending his talents to recordings by such artists as Lionel Hampton, Jay McShann, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Glenn, Joe Newman, Sippie Wallace, Mama Yancey, Champion Jack Dupree, Sammy Price, Ray Bryant, Charlie Watts, Vince Weber, and the Mojo Blues Band, among others. In addition to issuing other solo recordings, Zwingenberger continues to tour all over the world and has also authored several publications about blues/boogie-woogie music and musicians.(~Greg prato)


01 - Saxy Boogie Woogie [2:49]
02 - Cool Heat [7:55]
03 - Greasy Groove [3:18]
04 - Big Jay's Jungle Jive [5:40]
05 - Night Ride [5:21]
06 - A Flat In The Basement [5:16]
07 - Ha-Yo, Silver, Let's Go! [3:50]
08 - Just For Two [4:32]
09 - Tender Feeling [4:51]
10 - Truckin' Boogie [4:00]
11 - Ridin' The Cows [3:30]
12 - Blues Well Done [6:42]
13 - Barbecue Boogie Woogie [4:41]
14 - Just A Closer Walk With Thee [4:17]

Released: 2007
Label: Vagabond Records
Styles: Piano Blues,Jump Blues,Boogie Woogie

Bio:
Zwingenberger was born in Hamburg, Germany, and enjoyed eleven years of conventional piano training. In 1973 he listened to recordings of boogie-woogie pianists Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis, and Pete Johnson. He soon joined piano playing partners Hans-Georg Moeller, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker, and word about the four friends began to spread. In 1974, he played at the First International Blues-and-Boogie Woogie Festival of the West German Radio Station in Cologne which was followed by Hans Maitner's annual festival Stars of Boogie Woogie in Vienna.
By 1975, Zwingenberger received his first recording contract, issuing such solo recordings as Boogie Woogie Breakdown, Power House Boogie, and Boogie Woogie Live, as well as lending his talents to recordings by such artists as Lionel Hampton, Jay McShann, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Glenn, Joe Newman, Sippie Wallace, Mama Yancey, Champion Jack Dupree, Sammy Price, Ray Bryant, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Vince Weber, and the Mojo Blues Band, among others. In addition to issuing other solo recordings, Zwingenberger continues to tour all over the world. He has also authored several publications about blues/boogie-woogie music and musicians as well as Boogie Woogie: Piano Solo, a book of 12 of his compositions, exactly transcribed.
Being a railfan since early childhood, he is also known for his photographs of steam locomotives, including some taken from within the machinery itself. Zwingenberger established a non-profit foundation within the German Foundation for the Protection of Historical Monuments which donates for the preservation of monuments on rails, including the world's fastest operational steam locomotive, the German DR 18 201.
In spring 2009, coordinated by young pianist Ben Waters from the UK, Zwingenberger renewed his relationship with Charlie Watts, drummer of The Rolling Stones. Together with bassist Dave Green, they played joint concerts billed as The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie. In June 2012 they released their first joint album The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie - live in Paris and presented it in New York by playing concerts at Lincoln Center and The Iridium Jazz Club.


Recorded at the "Jazzland" in Vienna, Austria,on 27th & 28th,2007
Mixed and mastered at the "Soundgarden Studio" in Hamburg, Germany.



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