Started riffing on this classic boogie woogie pattern after this Nola legend passed away. Much of it is pretty straightforward but then he’ll hit you with some totally out of the box turnaround which is really unexpected.
I generally focus on the right hand of piano players when I’m copping licks, as they translate really well to banjo. But sooner or later I had to reckon with working out the right and left hands together. This Professor Longhair standard seemed like the obvious starting point, and the drop-C tuning really opened up some nice voicings.