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Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner (1921 – 1977) was one of the most brilliant jazz pianists the world has ever seen, combining enormous improvisational capabilities with a colourful style destined to conquer the hearts even of those not close to jazz, a unique artist, but he smoked too much… … Read entire article »

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Mel Powell

Mel Powell

Mel Powell (1923 – 1998) was one of the greatest pianists in jazz ever, first known as a key member of Benny Goodman’s orchestra, later representing the perfect blend of swing and modern harmonies, but jazz became too small for him, and he left early for a career in classical music… Download The PIANO of Mel Powell (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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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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