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56 news items

Weekly Alibi

Weekly Alibi
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:36:03 -0800

George Winston dubs his music “rural folk piano.” He's recorded albums of the music of Vince Guaraldi (of Peanuts fame), New Orleans stride pianists and, of course, his seminal seasonal albums. He has also recorded CDs of slack key guitar and harmonica ...

St. Augustine Record

St. Augustine Record
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:39:44 -0800

In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also came up with this own style ...

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0800

Christopher Oldfather gave a crisp, confident performance of the challenging piano solos in the first and last of the piece's four movements. Echoes of stride pianists James P. Johnson and Fats Waller, acknowledged by the composer, were clear enough in ...
 
Huffington Post
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:00:41 -0800

(Also keep your eyes out for the 6 cd complete James P. Johnson sessions, "one of the most important, if not THE most important, stride pianists," due out soon.) Similar to Mosaic in it commitment to comprehensiveness and excellence is the German label ...

Rutgers Newark

Rutgers Newark
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:15:00 -0700

In a remarkable alliance, the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, the John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University-Newark and several Newark cultural and community organizations are collaborating to chronicle the interactions between Jews and African ...

News from Rutgers

News from Rutgers
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:48:45 -0700

... greatest fame in Europe before returning to Newark several years ago;; James Moody, alto saxophonist a longtime Newark resident and associate of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie;; Stride pianists James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, and Donald ...
 
SFGate
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:48:35 -0700

The prime stride pianists Dick Hyman and Mike Lipskin return to Piedmont Piano Co. on July 26, playing the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and other Harlem masters, in solos and duets. For more information, go to www.piedmontpiano.com.
 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 03:56:03 -0700

He clearly enjoyed and grabbed ideas from the great stride pianists, especially Fats Waller (who he slipped into a Pittsburgh theater to see) and James P. Johnson. At 7 he was a member of the Kan-D-Kids, an all-youth combo that occasionally played on ...
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