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Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac (1960 – 1992) was a French piano player in the school of stride, a genius with an enormous technique and creativity, a well hidden secret outside of his country but with international qualities, however, he could not cope with life… Download The PIANO of Francois Rilhac (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Donald Lambert

Donald Lambert

Donald Lambert (1904 – 1962) was one of the greatest jazz stride piano players ever but preferred to play in a small New Jersey bar instead of seeking international attention… Download The PIANO of Donald Lambert (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Herman Chittison

Herman Chittison

Herman Chittison (1909 – 1967) was an excellent swing piano player with long time residence in Europe in the 1930s, later mainly as solo pianist back in the U.S. Download The PIANO of Herman Chittison (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Joe Albany

Joe Albany

Joe Albany (1924 – 1988) was a legendary modern white pianist, playing with Charlie Parker and Lester Young in the middle forties, but his career was slowed down because of the usual reasons… Download The PIANO of Joe Albany (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk (1917 – 1992) was a highly original pianist, one of the creators of modern jazz and most controversial personalities in this art form, an uncompromising genius whose struggle to be recognized was tough but at last very successful… Download The PIANO of Thelonious Monk (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (1912 – 1986) was a magnificent piano artist, the doorkeeper to the swing era, one of the most important jazz musicians in the thirties and forties, participating in a vast number of recordings, including the early Billie Holiday sessions, brilliant to a large extent because of his solid piano presence… Download The PIANO of Teddy Wilson (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Shotaro Moriyasu

Shotaro Moriyasu

Shotaro Moriyasu (1924 – 1955) was a brilliant jazz pianist, also called the “Japanese Bud Powell”, known for the famous Mocambo recordings in Yokohama 1954, but life became too difficult for survival… Download The PIANO of Shotaro Moriyasu (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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