Born in 1939 in Tacoma, Washington, Jack Rummel has pursued the piano as an amateur most of his life. He discovered ragtime in the 195Os through the recordings of Joe "Fingers" Carr. but began serious study of the idiom in 1971 after hearing Joplin's music performed by Joshua Rifkin. Composition followed in 1978 and 20 of his rags have been published as folios and as sheet music. He writes articles and record reviews for ragtime publications, has hosted a weekly ragtime radio program since 1980, has recorded for Stomp-Off Records and performs periodically at ragtime and jazz festivals. He practices dentistry in Boulder, Colorado.
Available Material by Jack Rummel..
Midi Sequence..LONE JACK TO KNOB NOSTER. A midi sequence by John Roache of Jack's rollicking Missouri folk rag.
BUG BITES. A novelty fox-trot. (Sheet music- $3.50)
LONE JACK TO KNOB NOSTER. A rollicking Missouri folk rag. (Sheet music- $3.50)
RIO DULCE REVERIE. Introspective ragtime. (Sheet music- $3.50)
NINE CONTEMPORARY RAGS. Includes Columbine Rag, Fallen Arches, Don't Ask Me, Mim's Rag, Portrait of a Silver Lady, Mississippi Soul, Waiting for the Zenith, The Saturday Afternoon Rag and The West Texas Fiddler. (Folio- $12.50)
NINE MORE CONTEMPORARY RAGS. Includes City Limits, A Tennessee Maple Leaf, Santa Fe Summer, Blues for Miss Piggy, La Graziosa, Down Under, A Quiet Snowfall, Niwot's Curse and Augusta. (Folio- $12.50)
A WESTERN RAGTIME TRILOGY. Includes Back to Grass Valley, When The Work Is Done I'll Dance, and The Cowboy Crooner. (Mini-folio- $9.00)
CITY LIMITS. A special arrangement of this charming rag for 4-octave and 5-octave handbell choirs. (Sheet music- inquire for availability)
Plus the Following Recordings...BACK TO RAGTIME. Contains 8 original rags plus works by contemporary composers Peter Lundberg, David Thomas Roberts, Tom Shea and three rags from 1905-1910. (LP or cassette -$10.00)
RAGTIME: A CONTEMPORARY SAMPLER. Contains 5 original rags plus works by contemporary composers Richard Egan, John Hancock, Glenn Jenks, Molly Kaufmann, David Thomas Roberts, Tom Shea and Trebor Tichenor. (Cassette only -$10.00)
LONE JACK: TODAY'S RAGTIME. Contains 7 original rags plus works by contemporary composers Frank French, John Hancock, Hal Isbitz, Tom McDermott, David Thomas Roberts, Tom Shea, Galen Wilkes and Richard Zimmerman. (Compact disc only- 15.00)
MISSISSIPPI SOUL. A rousing rag in the folk tradition. (Piano roll- $20.00)
PORTRAIT OF A SILVER LADY - A Waltz For The Rio Grande Railroad. A romantic syncopated waltz, an ode to an opulent but tarnished passenger train. (Piano roll - $20.00)
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3400 Penrose Place, Suite 105
Boulder, Colorado 80301 USA
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