Honky Tonk Train Boogie
Smokin', October 8, 2008
By D. Lake (Orlando, FL)
Jon Sarta creates and plays a smokin' version of this Meade Lux Lewis classic. He absolutely rips it. The rest of the album is excellent as well, but I keep coming back to the "Train."
author: Downey Purcell
Turn it on loud, helps spirit. Danielle's Reading Chair my favorite. Little Boogie,blues,carefree spirit just like a good book would be.
author: Dave Kurth
TOTALY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!! Let it rip and crank it up. Thank You, Dave
author: kenneth e. odom
I liked both CD's very much--the only thing--I have to play them when my wife is not around--I like Boogie "Loud"--thank you--Ken
author: J Iba
Would love to have an overhead video of the keyboard so we could see how he does it
I looked for several years for a Christmas album that had all religeous songs and played so it was possible to use as accompaniment music. This one is absolutely wonderful. We lost our organist and these hymns are perfect to sing to and all on one album so we don't have to switch discs. The arrangements are beautiful and perfect for listening. I play this in church and in my home. My guests love singing along to these songs too. Thanks for a great album.
great hymns of faith
author: bob metafora
i bought this cd "on faith" as i didn't listen to any of the clips. i was motivated because i had bought the boogie woogie series and was somehow touched at levels beyond what i expected - and that was boogie woogie! with this album jon manages to convey in a simple and unadorned way, the lovely warmth and encouragement of these hymns. the first time i played the cd, i listened to it all the way through and found myslef choked up on more than one occasion. very nice that there are no lyrics; as i said, simple and unadorned, but lovely and, if i may say so, restorative.
Mine Eyes Have Seen
author: steven klemm
Very Good Rendition
author: Downey Purcell
Good anytime. Close eyes and listen. Gives much needed time for inward reflection.
· Perfect for Lent!
There simply aren't enough recordings like Jon's. This is the perfect CD for this season of Lent. Beautiful songs, beautiful playing.
· The catholic Music Project Volume 2
A great cd for personal prayer and mediation. sound quality is excellent.
· A wonderful setting for reflection
Very soothing and relaxing. Perfect for retreats or quiet prayer.
· Excellent for meditation or prayer!
I first heard this album from iTunes and was so excited to buy it for my mother for Christmas. It is an excellent CD to have playing during prayer time, meditation, quiet time, or really anytime at all. The music really helps you feel God's presence.
· This CD was just what I was looking for.
We needed an instrumental CD for our students to sing along with. This was the perfect CD. The quality of the music was great.
· The Catholic Music Project Volume 3 Traditional Songs
A great cd for personal prayer and mediation. Sound quality is excellent.
A very nice and comforting album every family should share.
· impressive piano that touches the mind heart and spirit
author: amy caraway
This CD provides a broad range of inspirational piano numbers familiar to the listener, the perfect backdrop for personal pray and meditation. It also is a must on the road. While in the car in stressful traffic, I remain peaceful.
· Beautifully played, refreshing, relaxing, moving and inspiring.
author: Vito N.
One’s overall reaction to Jon Sarta Traditional Catholic Music has to be that the songs and music are not only beautifully played, but refreshing, relaxing, moving and inspiring.
Boogie Woogie Salad
· received BW OK loved it
author: Jack Broderson
lvd it has Many tempos to listen or dance to as is felt
· Authentic, percussive, boogie woogie.
author: Howard Smith
This is really good stuff. If anything it's a bit short. Not that it matters, because I find I'm playing over and over again. Very infectious!
· This guy has gotta' put out more stuff.
Love it,great original stuff...have nearly worn the grooves off the disc. Nice to hear pure music without all the electronics or a poor singer trying to sound better through that wizzardry. Look forward to Sarta's next one.
author: Kenneth E. Odom Sr.
Pleasure to hear good boogie woogie music--Thanks
· Outstanding Boogie Woogie
Fantastic piano boogie woogie. I was ecstatic when I heard the songs. I play this cd on my computer and just purchased another one so that I can play it in my car, also.
· Absolute awesome playing
I bought 3 CD's and there all of good music and quality. Nice work Jon
· Fantastic piano boogie woogie
I'm 70 and all my life wanted to hear good boogie woogie again. Couldn't believe it when I discovered Jon Sarta's cd on CD Baby. His piano playing puts me on cloud nine. He is absolutely the best!
· I like the fact that it's just piano no frills.
Good songs, makes me smile when I play it.
· outstanding music and service
author: Mike Keheley
The CD Jon Sarta: Absolute Boogie was great, terrific sound and quality with just the songs I wanted. I will for sure order from CD Baby again!
· Everything I hoped it would be!
author: Donna Miller
The music on this CD is awesome! A great combination of tunes and am looking forward to more.
author: Bob Alexander
I play it very often. It is a great supplement to Boogie Woogie Boys whose works I appreciated when I was in my teens over 60 years ago. Many thanks to the author. I'm grateful to have such a fine piece of work.
· For my opinion, he's a dignified successor.
author: Erhard Albrecht
If you want to know, how Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes or Memphis Slim would play the Blues or the Boogie today, you should listen to Jon Sarta. For my opinion, he's a dignified successor. Erhard Albrecht Host of >Bluespower< on ok:radio Bremerhaven/Germany"
I've got Project Boogie, not the first of Jon Sarta's CDs and I hope,not the last one. I put it into my player, sat down, closed my eyes -
and guess, what I had in mind: I saw Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons,Pete Johnson, Otis Spann and all the other great pianists. For me, Jon Sarta is a real torchbearer of the Boogie. He's a unique pianoman and I know, that my listeners like his music too. I'm very glad, that I have
the opportunity, to present his music here on ok:radio Bremerhaven/Germany.
Jon hails from Ridgewood, New Jersey. He studied classical music in high school, then at Farley Dickinson University and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Now living in Florida, he can be heard performing at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Orlando airport as well as at Walt Disney World, which doesn’t prevent him from providing several local parishes with music. On the lay side, Jon has roughly released one boogie woogie album a year since 2003. Out of the 14 tracks (all self-penned) of the album, there are four slower ones, among them “Special for Yancey”. Among the others, all rooted in the tradition of masters of the style, the Ammons, Yancey or Johnson, because they were cut in the right mood without overproduction, you’ll get the choice between....... As regards the cover photo, it comes from 1943 files : (dis)assembly line workers are separating ivory keys from metallic parts of a piano keyboard to save the metal for plane engines (that was in the heart of WWII). Highly recommended to fans of Jerry Lee Lewis piano style.
Bernard Boyat for Cri du Coyote N°102 Magazine- France