Frank D. Waldron: Seattle’s Syncopated Classic (book, sheet music & 2 album download)

Greg Ruby with Paul de Barros

Record Details

Released:
2017
Greg Ruby Music is pleased to announce the release of Frank D. Waldron: Seattle’s Syncopated Classic. This book and music set celebrates one of Seattle’s forgotten musical treasures.

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Includes:

  • A complete reprint of Frank D. Waldron’s Syncopated Classic music book from 1924
  • Lead sheets to Waldron’s original compositions
  • Biographical essay by Paul de Barros & Greg Ruby
  • Reproductions of rare photographs from Waldron’s life and career
  • Download codes for two albums of music
    • Recordings of Syncopated Classic in its original instrumentation by Jacob Zimmerman (saxophone) and Dalton Ridenhour (piano)
    • Recordings of Waldron’s original compositions by Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners

“Waldron’s compositions have memorable melodies, unpredictable turns, and multiple strains.  This is the equivalent of finding a folio of new Jelly Roll Morton or Tiny Parham songs.”

                          – Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES

This book & music collection reaches back to the earliest days of jazz in Seattle and introduces a new generation to the music of Frank D. Waldron  — as exciting and enjoyable today as in the Jackson Street “Golden Age”.

Dick Stein, Jazz host, KNKX 88.5 FM

  1. Look Both Ways Greg Ruby Quartet
  2. Scofflaw Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  3. Inside Out Greg Ruby Quartet
  4. That’s It Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  5. Someone Told Me Your Secret Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  6. We Meet Again Greg Ruby Quartet
  7. Suspicion Greg Ruby Quartet
  8. Humdinger Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  9. Climb Them Walls Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  10. Low Down Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  11. Kansas Straight Winds Greg Ruby Quartet
  12. Pretty Doll Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  13. Go Get It Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  14. You Should’a Been There Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  15. Zephyr Greg Ruby Quartet
  16. That’s About Right Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  17. 14th Avenue Drag Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  18. Hold On Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners