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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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Richard Twardzik

Richard Twardzik

Richard Twardzik (1931 – 1955) was a white piano genius from Boston with an enormous potential. However he died from an overdose in Paris while travelling with Chet Baker… Download The PIANO of Richard Twardzik (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Clyde Hart

Clyde Hart

Clyde Hart (1910 – 1945) was one of the finest swing piano players, used heavily on records in the 1930s and early 1940s. He took also part of the development of modern jazz but died prematurely… Download The PIANO of CLYDE HART (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Garnet Clark

Garnet Clark

Garnet Clark (1914 – 1938) made piano recordings in Paris in the middle 1930s, showing that he was a piano talent out of the ordinary, far before his time. However, mental disease killed him before he could exploit his potential… … Read entire article »

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Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson (1919 – 1939) was a very talented young piano player, known particularly for her accompaniment of Billie Holiday but died so tragically early… Download The PIANO of MARGARET JOHNSON – “COUNTESS” – “QUEENIE” (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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