The coolest piece of music from the man. Maple Leaf Rag. Original recording
Yes, a classic ragtime piece.
Here it is on tenor banjo - brilliant playing by Jack Ray:
The great Jazz (Stride) Piano Players I've known all didn't want to play Ragtime because they were free players that played in the moment and could not remember which strain came next. They were really fans of Ragtime. I'm much the same -- when asked to play the Rags I'll have to jam them as I can't remember what comes next -- remember we all played in the moment. Here is Maple Leaf, but I play it very funky like and in the moment.
"The Manhattan Minstrel" playing the famous old ragtime piece written by Scott Joplin. He plays it in a country string band style rather than the strict classical style. He's not sure Joplin would approve, but it sure is fun to swing it. He is playing his Brass Band Orpheum banjo with a 13" head.
I am sure Scott would have approved of your superb version of maple leaf Rag .
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