Boogie-Woogie and Blues: Small Can Be Sweet

'Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano' cover
Mosaic Records

Fresh Air's jazz critic reviews Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano, a new box set featuring remastered recordings from music greats such as Chicago's Jimmy Yancy, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson.

It also collects solos, duos, pianists accompanying singers, and small blues-and-boogie bands led by Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Harry James and Red Allen. The tracks were originally recorded for the Columbia and Victor labels between 1935 to 1941.

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