boogie portraits



Swing Alley 2008

1 LLUÍS COLOMA - Coloma’s Boogie (Ll. Coloma)
Lluís Coloma Piano Duets with:
2 AUGUST THARRATS - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (tradicional)
3 MITCH WOODS – Red Beans (McKinley Morganfield)
4 CARL SONNY LEYLAND - CC Rider (Tradicional)
5 JULIEN BRUNETAUD – I Got To Learn To Do The Mambo (Ivory Joe Hunter)
6 BOB SEELEY – Swanee River Boogie (Stephen Foster)
7 DAVID GIORCELLI – 44 Blues (R. Sykes)
8 MARK “Mr B” BRAUN – La Piragua (José Barros)
9 FRANK MUSCHALLE – Honky Tonk Blues Bar Boogie (Ll. Coloma)
10 BARRELHOUSE CHUCK – School Days On My Mind (Floyd Jones)
11 PHILIPPE LeJEUNE – Stick With It (Ray Bryant)
12 BERNAT FONT – El Noi de la Mare (Tradicional)

Lluís Coloma – Piano
Marc Ruiz - Drums (#3,5,8,9 & 11)
Blas Picón - Rubboard (#7)

Recorded by Natxo Nogueras & Oriol Bacardit at Nova Jazz Cava - Terrassa & Centre Cultural Barradas L’Hospitalet, September, November, December 2007 & January 2008
Mixed by Natxo Nogueras & Lluís Coloma at Clandestinus Studio Mastering by Natxo Nogueras & Lluís Coloma at Montalt Studio
Produced by Lluís Coloma Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

A historic event that has no comparison in the large European Boogie Woogie tradition, pianist Lluís Coloma has a new album of duets, a forceful and highly recommended set recorded live from September 2007 to January 2008.

It is arranged for two grand pianos played side by side with luminaries such as Mitch Woods, Carl Sonny Leyland, Bob Seeley, Philippe Lejeune, Julien Brunetaud, Mark “Mr. B” Braun and August Tharrats. A real boogie woogie who’s who, paying homage to the genre with key songs and new compositions played by two pianos at the same time (split between the left-right channels of your stereo).

Without doubt, a landmark album and considerably his most ambitious project.


“Spanish boogie and blues master Lluís Coloma needs no help to send the ivories flying, but he hosted 11 pianist guests as 2007 rolled into 2008. The results make up Boogie Portraits. Portraits becomes a handy survey of today's great, historically minded piano stylists.”
Blues Revue. March 2009, USA

“This is a great disc if you like boogie woogie style piano. Lluís Coloma is a leading European blues pianist, and he has made a great cd of hot energetic accessible blues piano music. I was exhilerated after listening to the first song here, “Coloma's boogie”, but I couldn't wait to hear more! This may be the best recorded live piano disc you'll ever hear. “Coloma's Boogie” starts things off at a high level, and the performances just keep getting better. Pick it up for a great disc of piano mastery.”
Sunday Night Blues Project. August 2008, USA

“Lluís Coloma is one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of the Blues. He is highly acclaimed in Europe having received numerous awards in excellence. Lluís was born in Barcelona and today is one of the most active and renowned pianists on the scene within the field of Blues and boogie woogie. The first track named after himself “Coloma's Boogie”, he plays solo and it is a masterpiece of sound. It just amazes me how good he is... Lluís Coloma has assembled some of the fi- nest pianists in the world on this extraordinary collection. If you are a lover of Blues and boogie woogie piano this CD is for you. If you want a CD performed by the piano masters go out and buy this CD. EXCEPTIONAL!!!”
Michael Packer. Illinois Blues. June 2009, USA

...Every track is a gem...
Norman Darwen. BLUES ART JOURNAL. December 2008, Austria
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