Aptly named, this CD of original and cover tunes features some hot 'footwork' from both these talented performers. Lance Anderson is a practitioner of the almost lost art of playing bass using both feet on the Hammond organ foot pedals. His feet literally dance through this solid collection of Soul and Blues standards. All eight limbs are employed by the duo, who sing as well. Michael Sloski is Canada's pre-eminent roots drummer and has a groove that is totally unique. He has played with Bruce Cockburn, The Cameo Blues Band, Mary Margaret O'Hara and on countless pop, rock and blues recording sessions. Lance Anderson is a well known producer (Leahy, The Oscar Peterson Multimedia CD-ROM and Make It Real Records). He was nominated as keyboard player of the year at the 2002 Maple Blues awards for his solo piano release Shorthanded. With Footwork, Sloski and Anderson have taken on a format which displays their virtuoso technique and gut-bucket soul. It is a truly amazing performance that has been captured on this CD. Their arrangements of such standards as 'She Caught the Katie', Devil with the Blue Dress', 'Right Place Wrong Time' and 'All 'Bout My Girl'' are show pieces of great musicianship. 'The sound is simply breathtaking ... a combination of infectious enthusiasm, serious chops, probing musical curiosity - and most of all, an irresistible sense of swing ... ' John Taylor - ejazznews Jan '04 'Footwork makes it 'Real'. Great playing and great fun. Anderson and Sloski maintain tradition while lighting a new flame to the music. From Gospel to Funk, Jazz to Boogaloo to blues they cover it all and really nail it. Knockout grooves. Great footwear too!!!! Jake Langley - guitarist with Joey DeFranceso and Jake Langley Trio. As a special bonus, they are joined on two tracks by Toronto's legendary George Oliver (Mandala) and Steven Ambrose (The Lincolns) for killer versions of Domenic Troiano's 'World of Love' by the Mandala and Stevie Wonders' 'Superstition'. This was an historic occasion as these two Toronto legends had never before recorded together. As with all Make It Real Recordings, these performances were captured 'live off-the-floor'. This is Hammond organ playing at it's best, and more. These two not only have the goods but the soul to back it up. A truly unique and wonderful recording...but you will have to see them ... to believe your ears.
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