Hi Brian, Max Kortlander is one of my personal favorites. I consider
him a musical genius.
If you have ever heard any of our Tempola rolls, you can tell I have
been heavily influenced by Max's roll arranging style. Max seemed to
love trills and a rather slow, drawn-out style.
The very best rolls, done under the name of "Baxter & Kortlander", were
the novelty rolls such as Ching Chong, which I have recut. If you wish
I will send you a MIDI file of the roll scan.
Max had the ability to take a song that you would think would be
difficult, if not impossible, to make sound good on a player-piano.
This he did and done it very well.
I am glad you are doing something in memory of Max Kortlander. I feel
he doesn't get the recognition he deserved.
Andy & Chris Taylor
Tempola Music Rolls