Fifteen years have passed since Christian Rannenberg released his last album with Acoustic Music. But this arch-elder of the blues piano is now back with an eighteen-cut CD, and he is more compelling than ever.
This recording is like being at a great blues club in Chicago or the Bay area. It's as if the man at the piano was taking you through a night full of atmosphere, at times solo, at times with the support of guest musicians he gets along with musically like a house on fire. Next to the music, there is the booklet that contains lots of stories about the origin of each piece. It allows us to share in the musical life of a man who delved deeply into the blues and over time became one with them.
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Christian Rannenberg: vocals, piano
Alex Lex: drums
Matthias Itzenplitz: acoustic guitar
Kai Strauss: electric guitar
Paul Palizzolo: harmonica
Angela Brown: vocals