New Orleans - Erwin Helfer - Plays Chicago Piano
Label: Red Beans Records - RB 010 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Blues • Style: Chicago Blues, Piano Blues
Erwin Helfer born January 20, is an American boogie-woogieblues and jazz pianist. Born in and raised in Chicago. Erwin Helfer is a Chicago boogie woogie and jazz innovator, performer, and educator. He studied psychology but he did not complete a degree. He spent time outside of class studying the piano style of Crescent City pianists Archibald and Professor Longhair. Other tracks from the Speckled Red recording session were issued on Delmark Record's first release.
Helfer began his professional career when Estelle Yanceywife of pianist and boogie-woogie pioneer Jimmy Yanceycoaxed him to fill in for her accompanist, Little Brother Montgomery. His New Orleans - Erwin Helfer - Plays Chicago Piano performance with Yancey led to a long-term professional partnership with the singer, that lasted to her death in at New Orleans - Erwin Helfer - Plays Chicago Piano ninety.
Peter J. Welding, one of the preeminent blues historians and scholars of all time, wrote that Helfer had "mastered the rhythmic and melodic subtleties" of the blues piano style. These recordings were sold to Evidence Records. InHelfer began collaborating with The Sirens Records, which restarted in He has recorded St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources.
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