for Solo Piano 1976

David Hellewell

ROLLER ROCK is a high-tech Rock ‘n’ Roll Boogie - like a futuristic roller skate contest (with jet powered skates!). From the very beginning, there is no letup of speed, excitement and action, right to the very end - and it’s a real finger-cracker for the pianist. And excitement there is! The rolling boogie bass alternates between the traditional ‘crawl’ and ‘walking’ basses, above which the melody creates a dynamic, high-powered interplay of traditional boogie/blues idioms. But - as with all Hellewell’s ‘Multi-Dimensional’ music - the music is also extended to include classical and new modes of modern piano playing.

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