JOPLIN RAG - ALLAN JAFFE (1990)
Unlike most of my rags, which are written on the guitar through a long process of development and over an extended period of time, with the "Joplin Rag" I wanted to write a piece that was more indebted to the music of Joplin than to that of Mississippi John Hurt and Gary Davis. The writing is more intricate and tightly structured, and I use much more of the guitar's range.