miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016



Wax & Boogie Rhythm Combo a les Festes de Gràcia 2015.
Blackcelona Experience - Plaça Rovira - 21/08/2015
Tema "Morning, Moon and Night" (1956) Big Joe Turner

Ster Wax - Veu, David Giorcelli - Piano, Toni Solà - Saxo Tenor, Oriol Fontanals - Contrabaix, Reginald Vilardell - Batería

www. waxandboogie.info

Desde SENTIR EL BLUES : TODA LA SUERTE DEL MUNDO PARA WAX & RHYTHM COMBO en TORRITA DI SIENA -Toscana ITALIA , donde tocarán en representación de nuestro País : 

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El tema del video MORNING NOON AND NIGHT  está en el nuevo disco de WAX AND BOOGIE BOIG COMBO * COME WITH ME *  , un disco absolutamente imprescindible para todo aficionado al R&B , Soul, Boogie-Woogie, Swing  , de lo mejorcito que se ha editado en nuestro País en mucho tiempo ! 

domingo, 27 de marzo de 2016


Sunday afternoon it`s a  Boogie Woogie time in our blog , you know .........  today with ;  Mr. CARL SONNY LEYLAND ! .. please enjoy it !                                     


Carl Sonny Leyland is one of the best boogie woogie pianists on the planet and I had the immense pleasure of meeting him and playing for him at the festival this year. He was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame in 2010, and for good reason!!


Romping happily at the 2012 Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay -- it's Marc Caparone, trumpet; John Reynolds, guitar, vocal, whistling; Katie Cavera, string bass, vocal; Ralf Reynolds, washboard; Carl Sonny Leyland, piano. Recorded by Michael Steinman for JAZZ LIVES (http://www.jazzlives.wordpress.com)

viernes, 25 de marzo de 2016


Buona Pasqua a tutti. Bônnes Pâques. Frohe Ostern. Happy Easter.
Tickets sind Ideal fürs Osternästli! 
I biglietti si appropriano anche come regalo di Pasqua! 
Tickets: +41 765335500 www.boogiefestival.com

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016


Imatge relacionada

HENRY GRAY, sin duda una leyenda viva del Blues , pianista y cantante ha tocado con numerosas primeras figuras que podéis ver relacionadas más abajo. Aquí os lo presentamos con unos Boogie- Woogie's , género siempre latente en el quehacer de Mr. HENRY GRAY . 
Henry Gray (born January 19, 1925, Kenner, Louisiana) is an African-American blues piano player and singer. He has been playing for more than seven decades, and has played with a multitude of artists including Robert Lockwood, Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Morris Pejoe, the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf among many others. He has more than 58 albums to his credit, including recordings for the Chess Records label. He is credited as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano.
Shortly after he was born Gray, an only child, moved with his parents to a farm in Alsen, Louisiana, a few miles north of Baton Rouge, where he would spend his childhood years. Gray began studying piano at the age of eight with a neighborhood woman, Mrs. White. Gray also credits the radio and music records in his home for inspiring his love for music at a young age. A few years later, Gray began playing piano and organ at his local Baptist church, and his family eventually got a piano for the house. While blues playing was not encouraged within his family's home, Henry did play blues at Mrs. White's house, and by the time he was 16 he was playing blues music at a club in Alsen. His father initially disapproved of Gray's "club gig" but, after seeing how much money he was making, Gray's father became supportive. In 1943, Gray joined the United States Army and was sent to the South Pacific during World War II. While in the Army, Gray would frequently entertain his fellow soldiers with his piano playing and singing. Shortly before the war was over, Gray was given a medical discharge from the army. He returned to the U.S. in 1946 where he spent a brief time in Alsen before relocating to Chicago where he had relatives.
Chicago: 1946-1968
After arriving in Chicago, Gray began spending a great deal of his time in the growing postwar jazz and blues club scene. He would spend hours listening to and trying to learn from the Windy City's best piano players and would occasionally get hired for smaller gigs. One day while he was sitting in at a club, he caught the attention of Big Maceo Merriweather, an important jazz and blues piano player in Chicago (from Detroit). Merriweather befriended Gray and had an important impact on influencing Gray's "two-fisted playing" and introducing him to several notable bands and club owners. As a result, Grey was able to obtain steady gigs with groups like Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio (Hudson Showers) and guitarist Morris Pejoe before moving into extensive work as a session musician in the recording studio behind Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Billy Boy Arnold, Pejoe, and others.[3] His first recording session was in 1952 with Jimmy Rogers. Gray also worked occasionally with Little Walter, who nicknamed the young pianist "Bird Breast."

In 1956, Gray joined Howlin' Wolf's band and was Wolf's main piano player for twelve years in performance and on recordings. Also during this time, Gray became a session player for numerous artists on recordings made by Chess Records. He recorded with many icons of the blues including: Abb Lock, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Homesick James, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, Hubert Sumlin, Lazy Lester, Little Walter Jacobs, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Little Milton Campbell, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, and Koko Taylor among others.Gray also made some recordings on other labels including several recording with J. D. "Jay" Miller's Louisiana Excello blues band during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1963, Gray played with Elmore James on the night that James died of a heart attack.

Louisiana: 1968-today
Gray left Wolf's band and Chicago in 1968 to return to Alsen, Louisiana due to the death of his father and to assist his mother with the family fish market business. Gray became an important part of Louisiana's music scene where his big, rollicking sound became part of the region's "swamp blues" style. In addition to performing, Gray worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board as a roofer from 1968-1983. In the mid-1980s he recorded a series of singles for the Sunland label, some with harmonica player Whispering Smith, which are amongst the last great traditional blues 45s.

During the last thirty years, Gray has performed at virtually all New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals, three Chicago Blues Festivals (1987, 1989, and 2005), the Montreal Jazz Festival (1988), nearly every Baton Rouge Blues Festival since its inception, the San Francisco Blues Festival, Memphis's W.C. Handy Blues Festival, several times at Festival International (Lafayette, Louisiana), the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, Iowa), the King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas), and many other festivals around the United States.

Gray has also traveled to Europe frequently to play in festivals and concerts and can be heard on several European releases. In 1988, Blind Pig Records released Gray's first stateside feature LP entitled Lucky Man. The album was produced by guitarist Steve Freund who also joined Gray on the album for a combination of both Windy City blues and bayou boogie. In 1990, he recorded Louisiana Swamp Blues on the Wolf Records label. In 1998, Gray received a Grammy Award nomination for his album A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf released on Telarc Records. That same year he played for Mick Jagger's 55th birthday celebration in Paris. In the summer of 1999, Gray toured Europe with Marva Wright and her band giving concerts of "Louisiana music" under the sponsorship of Blue House Records. In 2001, Gray recorded two albums: Watch Yourself on the Lucky Cat label and Henry Gray Plays Chicago Blues for Hightone Records. During 2003, Henry Gray & the Cats released a CD and DVD entitled Henry Gray & the Cats: Live in Paris. Additionally in 2003, Gray was featured along with Ray Charles, Dr. John, Pinetop Perkins and Dave Brubeck in Clint Eastwood's "Blues Piano" which was part of Martin Scorsese's seven part series, "The Blues", which was aired nationally on public television. Gray was awarded the 2006 National Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment for the Arts which is the nation's top honor for folk artist.[1] In the same year, Gray was featured along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Pinetop Perkins, Marcia Ball and Little Red in a concert at Morgan Freeman's club Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which became the DVD Falsifyin' produced and released by SunLion Films. That same year, Gray starred in the independent film The Glass Chord as Saul Solomon, an aging musician suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Gray continues to tour as a soloist and  with his band Henry Gray and the Cats.



Henry Gray has been playing for more than seven decades, and has played with a multitude of artists including Robert Lockwood, Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Morris Pejoe, the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf among many others. He has more than 58 albums to his credit, including recordings for the Chess Records label. He is credited as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano.


Big blues song from 1988 album Lucky Man


09 de Julho de 2015, Henry Gray estava em Pomerode - SC, Brasil

HENRY GRAY junto a BOB CORRITORE., ambos están nominado para los BLUES AWARDS 2016 que otorga THE BLUES FOUNDATION en la categoría de álbumes por HENRY GRAY & BOB CORRITORE SESSIONS VOL 1. 

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2016


               L.C. WILLIAMS fué un colaborador habitual de Lightnin' Hopkins, al que gustaba mucho tocar temas con aires de Boogie, aquí tenéis uno de ellos. En el otro audio L.C.WILLIAMS., junto a su tambíen colaborador Conrad Johnson y su banda de la cual formaba parte. En la fotografía podemos ver a los dos colegas , el de la botella en la mano es L.C. Williams . 


Gold Star Records 1948 B/W Hole In The Wall
L C Williams (Voc),Lightnin' Hopkins (Guitar)


Toda la info referente al artista en : http://sentirelblues.blogspot.com.es/

sábado, 5 de marzo de 2016


Os ofrecemos un par de piezas de TEDDY WILSON, un pianista con un background impresionante, El BOOGIE-WOOGIE no fué un género en el cual acostumbraba a prodigarse, pero dejó algunos temas grabados , ahí tenéis una pequeña muestra. 


Teddy Wilson era un pianista influent del jazz i el swing. Va tocar i va gravar amb grans del jazz com Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman i Ella Fitzgerald.
Nascut el 24 de novembre de 1912, a Austin, Texas, Teddy Wilson va estudiar música a l'Institut Tuskegee històricament negre, després es va convertir en un dels pianistes de jazz més influents del seu temps. En la dècada de 1930, Wilson va fer una sèrie d'enregistraments que ofereixen Billie Holiday, que es consideren clàssics del swing en grups petits. En 1935, es va unir a trio de Benny Goodman. Després de 1940, Wilson va treballar principalment com un líder de grups petits. Va morir el 1986.


Teddy Wilson o Theodore Shaw Wilson (24 de noviembre de 1912, Austin, Texas - 31 de julio de 1986, New Britain, Connecticut) fue un pianista y director de banda estadounidense.

Liderando su propia banda, entre 1935 y 19371 realizó una serie de grabaciones históricas con la vocalista Billie Holiday y el tenor saxo Lester Young que son clásicos del swing. Después Wilson se unió al trío de Benny Goodman en 1936, para más tarde en 1940 desempeñarse como líder de conjuntos reducidos o como solista, demostrando así su refinada y artística mezcla de estilos.

Wilson volvió a grabar con Lester Young a mediados de los años 50 cuando, a lo largo de dos días de grabaciones, sacaron dos álbumes clásicos para la discográfica de Norman Granz, Verve Records. El primero, Prez and Teddy (1956), como el Lester Young & Teddy Wilson Quartet (con Jo Jones y Gene Ramey)2 y el segundo, The Jazz Giants '56, con los mismos músicos, más Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge y Freddie Green.3