Tim Sparks: Sidewalk Blues
January 30, 2014
If you think you might go for swinging fingerstyle
arrangements of blues tunes originally penned by Jelly Roll Morton, Willie
Brown, Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Maybelle Carter, and Louis
Armstrong, you should take this disc for a spin. In addition to the great
arrangements and virtuoso performances, Sparks’ Collings, Hoffman, and Lakewood
instruments (with a 1917 Gibson L-3 on one tune) sound wonderful. ToneWood.