Curtis Jones – Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Delmark DD 605 (1999)
Big Bill Broonzy said of Texas blues pianist Curtis Jones; “he had a way of playing piano I haven’t never heard nobody play…or even try to…nobody could learn his style.” Odd figures creep in that seem to be borrowed but the overall style is uniquely his. Shortly after recording this solo album in 1962 Curtis moved to and remained in Europe for the rest of his life, spending most of his time in Paris, playing concerts and clubs in most major cities from Scandinavia to Iberia and across the straits in North Africa. For ten years he found the appreciation and a modest income denied him in the United States. Lonesome Bedroom Blues contains two alternate takes and descriptive notes by Bob Koester.