Erwin Helfer is a Chicago boogie woogie piano master. Peter J. Welding, a well-known blues historian, wrote years ago that Helfer has \'mastered the rhythmic and melodic subtleties\' of the blues piano style. That assessment still rings true today. On this disc, Helfer\'s solo piano pieces and duets with John Brumbach are his best recordings to date. Listeners will dance to the up-tempo boogies and enjoy the mellow, smooth slow blues. Old and new fans alike will be thrilled by Helfer\'s mastery of the keyboard. This CD was featured on NPR\'s All Things Considered show. It was nominated for a 2003 W.C. Handy Award.