Carl Sonny Leyland & Kim Cusack - "Stompin' Upstairs"
Boogie-woogie pianist extraordinaire Carl Sonny Leyland and ace clarinetist Kim Cusack (of The Salty Dogs) have teamed up with bassist Beau Sample and drummer Alex Hall (of The Fat Babies in Chicago) for an exhilarating album of ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues, and jazz. Old favorites like Whispering, Corrina, Corrina, Cherokee, and The Blue Room romp joyously alongside the dark and sultry Blue Prelude or Ramblin' Mind Blues. Leyland, Cusack, Sample, and Hall play the tunes with respect, but also with infectious verve and enthusiasm. 13 selections; one full hour of music.