martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015


    JOHN TENNISON también conocido como NONJHON es un multiestrumentista fiel representante del movimiento originado por la que se autoconsidera la primera plaza donde apareció el BOOGIE-WOOGIE  en Marshall - TEXAS - es un pianista de prestigio que gusta de experimentar con frecuentes improvisaciones cogiendo como base el Boogie-Woogie, una pequeña muestra de todo cuanto os hablamos : 
John "Nonjohn" Tennison is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who writes music for the mind and the body.  When playing Boogie Woogie, Tennison's left-handed ostinato juggernaut and right-handed pyroclastics create a contrapuntal, polyrhythmic, trance-inducing texture that takes Boogie Woogie piano places it has never been before.  Because of his driving, high-energy Boogie Woogie grooves, Tennison has been called "The Texarkana Train."  Harmonically and melodically, Tennison's music usually has a strong sense of tonality (musical key), and has been influenced by the melodies and phrasing of sources as diverse as Bluegrass and the classical music of India.  However, Tennison also ventures into experimental and dissonant harmonies that might sound odd to some ears.  Tennison's intense percussive style has been influenced by African, Arabic, Indian, and Samba drumming.  "Fricking" (an acronym for FingeR pICKING) is the word used by Tennison to refer to his hammer-on style of solo guitar playing.  Tennison's lyrics focus on social critique, timeless philosophical issues, and often have a satirical edge.  Overall, the spirit of Tennison's music is conveyed by the freedom implied by the African Bantu word, "Mbuki Mvuki," which means to remove one's clothes in order to better dance or perform.

Please , go his web-site : Boogie Woogie: Born in Marshall, TX, Loved Around The World  


Highlights from concerts with stars from around the world and hometown favorites performing in Marshall, TX: Birthplace of Boogie Woogie during 2013. Axel Zwingenberger, Lila Ammons, Philippe LeJeune, Nat Dove, Eden Brent, John Tennison, Bobbie Oliver, The Jive Jumpers and 88-year-old Joseph Parrish. Enjoy.


This is the first Boogie Woogie improvisation from the 290 Texas concert by John Tennison on March 21, 2015. Tennison is accompanied by Jeff Ballard on drums. In this and other performances during the concert, Tennison utilizes his alternate tuning technique known as Quantonality.

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