"BOSS OF THE BOOGIE"
OMNIBOOGIE 2012- BP015
Well known, respected and admired boogie-woogie and blues pianist, Rob Rio represents the contemporary new blood which follows on playing in the most pure tradition of boogie woogie great pianists of all time, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson. If we talk of boogie-woogie in Europe, we should undoubtedly mention Axel Zwingerberger, but in United States the reference name that immediately comes to our minds is Rob Rio, also known as 'The Boss of The Boogie'. I can also tell you that if you see him perform live you will enjoy a real genuine show, because Rob completely delivers to his work and offers the audience a complete master class, full of a professional 'savoir faire' and total entertainment. This new album includes thirteen faultless songs, performed with an extreme good taste, where you will find some blues, a lot of boogie-woogie, piano stride and a little bit of swing. In short words, this is an album of piano solo, where Rob does not sing, but lets us enjoy with his magic skill, his virtuoso technique and, over all, his vigorous amazing left hand God has given him. GREAT.
2013 Keeping The Blues Alive Award International Recipient by The Blues Foundation
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Highly accomplished pianist, Rob Rio, releases an outstanding collection of instrumental Boogie-Woogie songs on his superb CD, "Omniboogie 2012." The artistic arrangements throughout this album are first rate as Rio deftly performs each song with intense precision and dynamic expression. The song, "Fickle Jelly Jam," is an irresistible melody that Rio executes with a rich musical complexity on the keys. Another song, "Calabasas in the Spring," has a smooth groove and ignites with a soulful appeal. "Bb Strut," is another song where Rio amazes the listener with his quick and skillful style as he entices you with a vibrant energy across the keys. Fans of Jerry Lee Lewis will really appreciate the magnificent songs on the brilliant album, "Omniboogie 2012."
Posted by RadioIndy at 12:08 PM
I want to thank you for sending me your new CD "OMNIBOOGIE 2012".
Popped it right in the box for a listen and have to say right off the bat I love it!
Your tune selection and playing are superb. This is a first class production all the way. Id be delighted to help you spread the word about this release to the music press and the wider jazz community.
I have received your Omniboogie CD. Can I just say what a delight it is to listen to the music! I found it refreshing, very different, varied, imaginative, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. Congratulations on some fine piano playing!
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