Chamber Blues Recordings
“”In most of these compositions, the seemingly apposing forces of classical and blues are placed side by side. Their brilliant contrasting musical personalities are cherished and maintained, producing joyful sparks. Watching them work so well together gives me hope for the world.” – Corky Siegel
Each item will be personally signed and dated by Corky. All items are $20 ea. plus shipping and handling.
Symphonic Blues Recordings
“Just as with Chamber Blues, the Symphonic Blues compositions explore various juxtapositions (not a blend) of classical and blues. While Siegel-Schwall (head-over-heals in love with the blues) was in residency with the masters, like Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, in the iconic blues clubs of the 1960’s, I was also mentored at the same time by Maestro Seiji Ozawa and composer William Russo. My heart was suffused with classical music. In 1968 we all performed together with the Chicago Symphony in the very first ‘symphonic blues’ experience. I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that these two huge selling DG recordings and what has been given to me is a magic carpet ride.” – Corky Siegel
The Book - By Corky Siegel and Peter Krammer
“They say 'Play from the heart, more expressive, more musical!' Guidance like this (and there is a lot of it) tells us where we want to be, but does it show us how to get there?” – Corky Siegel