Boogie Woogie Swing Dance is a new album of 16 Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano solos by Boogie pianist Jon Sarta of Orlando, FL. Recorded between 2014-2015 in the MLJ Music studio outside Orlando, FL. All tracks are one shot without punching in or compiling the best of multiple takes. Like the old school Boogie Woogie greats Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Jimmy Yancey and Meade Lux Lewis, whatever comes out is recorded.
I truly believe Boogie Woogie is meant to be presented in this fashion, live, raw, unproduced and exciting! My favorite old boogie woogie piano recordings of Ammons, Yancey, Lewis and Johnson always had that quality – not that recording then could do what we do today. Yes, there were mistakes. I didn’t hear them as much growing up but I can now. However, it really doesn’t matter or take away from the feel of the track. That is the essence of what I try to do here at MLJ Music. Our Piano Boogie Woogie, blues and swing recordings are always authentic. We use the best mics and piano that is available and go from there. We do a little bit of eq processing and mastering to get a good overall sound of the album and that’s it. It is my hope that you will get many hours of listening and dancing pleasure from our latest Boogie Woogie Swing Dance recording.