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Stride!: Fats, Jimmy, Lion, Lamb, and All the Other Ticklers

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Drawing on the authors' personal interviews and biographies, Stride! traces stride piano from generation to generation, from the originators Eubie Blake, Luckey Roberts, and James P. Johnson, through a succession of pianists like Willie the Lion Smith. Fell and Vinding also examine its influence on Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Joe Sullivan, and Johnny Guarnieri, concluding with a third and fourth generations that include Ralph Sutton, Dick Hyman, and Dick Wellstood. The authors describe the exceptional Donald Lambert from personal experience.

Portrait

John L. Fell (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University. His articles and reviews have appeared in Film Quarterly and the Village Voice, and he is the author of numerous books on film including Film and the Narrative Tradition (University of California Press). The lateTerkild Vinding was trained at Copenhagen University's Medical School, where he specialized in psychiatry. He was a trained pianist, music collector, jazz enthusiast, and researcher, and counted a host of jazz artists among his friends.

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...both instructive and entertaining...absorbing, previously unpublished interviews...a fine book... Crescendo & Jazz Music Stride! contains a lot of valuable and interesting information about the creation of the exhuberant piano wtyle which was given that name...this is a very important book... Mississippi Rag What a delight this book is! It's not an introduction to the subject but a feast four gourmets who already have a taste for the cooking of James P., Fats, the Lion and many of the other pianists along the road from ragtime to swing...This would be a great book even without its overall cohesiveness. JazzTimes Magazine The brief biographies of the book constitute its greatest strength...Especially valuable are the chapters on neglected, minor, or obscure players, several of which feature previously unpublished interviews. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Traces the devlopment of the stride piano style from its roots in minstrel show and ragtime through the contirbutions in itinerant entertainers...personal interviews and biographies, portrays the players, the music, and the scene through the generationsssss Reference and Research Book News Traces the devlopment of the stride piano style from its roots in minstrel show and ragtime through the contirbutions in itinerant entertainers...personal interviews and biographies, portrays the players, the music, and the scene through the generations Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810835634
ISBN: 0810835630
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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