CDBY presents "STEPHANIE TRICK LIVE" ~ Stephanie Trick LIVE was recorded in St. Louis' acoustically-perfect Sheldon Concert Hall in May 2010, and includes many favorite songs from her concerts which had not previously been recorded. A video version of the Sheldon concert with bonus material was released on DVD in June 2011.
Didn't attend this "Live" performance -- but have witnessed Miss Trick at the Sheldon Concert Hall, when she played during the breaks of the performing St. Louis Ragtimers, who played a dynamic style of ragtime and dixieland jazz, featuring Phil Mason on coronet, Al Striker on banjo, Don Franz on tuba and Trebor Tichenor on the piano ... saw Trebor at their performance and stated he shouldn't have Stephanie playing while they're on break, he looked shocked asked why, my explanation was, "they might not want her to leave the stage, she's unbelievable with her magic on the keys" ... he laughed and stated that Stephanie has a long and successful career ahead of her .... and you know what, he was right!
Stephanie's playing is Ralph Sutton, James P. Johnson, Dick Hyman and Fats Waller, all rolled up into one pretty package.
As one reviewer on this page states - The sound is so close and direct that the listener feels as though one is sitting on the bench next to her -- I concurr that it is so clear and real that you feel as if you're sitting in the first five rows of the Sheldon, which doesn't have a bad seat in the concert hall.
Stephanie Trick Live (Track Listings & Time):
1. Viper's Drag (Waller) - 3:32
2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Mann/Hilliard) - 3:26
3. Liza (Gershwin/Kahn) - 4:29
4. Mule Walk (Johnson) - 2:43
5. Anitra's Dance (Grieg) - 2:53
6. Blues for Alfie (Trick) - 3:22
7. Handful of Keys (Waller) - 3:26
8. Roberto Clemente (Roberts) - 4:36
9. Shout for Joy (Ammons) - 2:35
10. Everything Happens To Me (Dennis/Adair) - 3:35
11. Bach Up To Me (Waller) - 3:03
12. St. Louis Blues (Handy) - 3:30
13. Les Champs-Élysées (Wilsh/Deighan/Delanoe) - 2:21
14. I Ain't Got Nobody (Williams/Graham) - 2:50
15. Nothin' (Roberts) - 3:20
16. Echoes of Spring (Smith) - 3:24
17. Truckin' (Bloom/Koehler) - 3:28
18. Hallelujah (Youmans/Grey/Robin) - 3:27
19. Harlem Strut (Johnson) - 3:00
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Mixing: 5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]
Special footnote: If you enjoyed this album, check out ... Piano Tricks .. also .. Something More .. also .. Hear That Rhythm!
Total Time: 63 min on 19 Tracks ~ CDBY ~ (October 26, 2010)