Jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch introduces ragtime music (popular from 1895 to around 1918) and Scott Joplin’s classic track the ‘Maple Leaf Rag’ written in1899. Soweto is joined by Nick Jurd (double bass) and Jonathan Silk (drums) to perform their own version of the track live in the studio. Features the following concepts- ragtime, accompanied, saxophone, syncopation, arpeggio, blowing, plucking, vamp, double bass, trill.

Learners could be asked to analyse and discuss this version of ‘Maple Leaf Rag’ by The Soweto Kinch Trio and compare it to the original piano version.