Songs of the Mississippi River
"Songs of the Mississippi River" serves up the river's power and musical inspiration throughout history - with an intriguing mix of song and stories about flood and drought, canoe and raft, Native Americans, geology and geography, a little romance, plus the reflections of a legendary riverboat pilot and calliope player. The highs and lows of river life come alive through accordion and harmonica, guitars and violin, stompin' and clappin.' masterful jazz and ragtime piano, nimble percussion, and vocals serene and strong - just like the river.
Did You Know?
What does “ride” mean in jazz? The word was popular in the early jazz and swing era. “To take a ride” is to improvise a solo, and a “ride man” is an improvising soloist.