Various Artists - Ticklin' The Ivories - Volume 1

Various Artists - Ticklin' The Ivories - Volume 1

Catalogue Code: 705572

Barcode: 5050457055721

Release Date: 9 May 2005

The piano is perhaps the most expressive of all musical instruments, able to switch styles effortlessly from jazz to pop to R&B, dependent on whose fingers are doing the tickling. Most of the major players of the 20th century were pianists, even if they were better known for other aspects of their career, be it singing or leading a band. Duke Ellington, for example, has often been described as the best songwriter of the entire century, and it was at the piano that he would compose such classics as 'Swampy River'. That is the basic reasoning behind this album; here are some of the greatest names of the last hundred years, giving their spin on the great music of the age. The names range from such UK favourites as Winifred Atwell to jazz legend Art Tatum. Add to the mix legendary performers such as Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson, even the left of field Liberace, and you have an exceptional album.

1. Lullaby Of Broadway
2. Carolina Shout
3. All The Things You Are
4. Humoresque
5. Tiger Rag
6. Swampy River
7. As Time Goes By
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Little Girl
10. Britannia Rag
11. The Entertainer
12. My Blue Heaven
13. The Ladder
14. Just One Of Those Things
15. Original Rags
16. They Didn't Believe Me
17. Ain't Misbehavin'
18. Somebody Loves Me
19. Rockin' Chair
20. Begin The Beguine