Renowned jazz pianist Tony Caramia writes: "This CD should come with seat belts and a warning about excessive amounts of white-knuckle, adrenaline-charged, exuberant effervescence! The energy from these flying fingers borders on exhausting, exhilarating, exciting, and downright giddy." Brian Holland and Martin Spitznagel, two of the most dazzling ragtime and jazz pianists in the world today, team up with drummer Danny Coots for a refreshing album of hot ragtime, boogie, blues, and jazz.
The playlist embraces classic ragtime (Adaline Shepherd's "Pickles and Peppers" and James Scott's "Frog Legs Rag"), jazz standards ("I Got Rhythm," "What a Wonderful World," and "The Way You Look Tonight"), a few TV themes ("Three's Company" and the theme of the "Carol Burnett Show"), and a nod to the Nashville sound ("For the Good Times"). More than 72 minutes of music, and the CD includes a handsome full-color booklet with detailed notes by the artists.