Paul Lingle – Live At The Jug Club
Delmark DE 219 (2004)
Paul Lingle began playing ragtime and jazz in his teens and continued until his death on October 30, 1962. His piano training made him capable of playing classical music, but he preferred the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and others of the ragtime-jazz persuasion. Lingle was an original member of the Yerba Buena Jazz Band and by the end of the ’30s had become something of a legend on the West Coast. In 1953, Lingle recorded for Good Time Jazz, who issued eight sides. Euphonic Records later issued three LPs of Lingle made up mostly from live recordings at the Jug Club in Oakland. Those rare LPs are long out of print; this is the first CD featuring Paul Lingle performing live at the Jug Club.