Notes and Editorial Reviews
Pianist and classical conductor Joshua Rifkin is known for his treatments of Scott Joplin's classic ragtime compositions, an association sustained and further explored on this fine collection of tracks. Rifkin brings his own touch to these well-known Joplin tunes, slowing them down and adding modern flourishes at times. The added presence of the Southland Stingers also provides old school hot jazz instrumental interplay. This meeting of vintage jazz with a modern but respectful sensibility should please fans of Joplin and classic ragtime in general.