My first rag is a tribute to both Scott Joplin - the king of ragtime, and George Gershwin - who grew up on ragtime and made Jazz and Blues his musical language. Actually Gershwin's Rialto Ripples was the piece which inspired me to write my own rag.
|Blue Rag||4:21||Bar-Niv, R.|
|Shmateh-Rag* (VIDEO)||4:22||Bar-Niv, R.|
* Shmateh-Rag is the first Jewish ragtime in the history of music. Recorded live in Hamilton, New Zealand at Waikato University, September 19, 2007.