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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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Elmo Hope

Elmo Hope

Elmo Hope (1923- 1967) was one of the most prominent bebop pianists and arrangers, a close friend of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, a highly underrated artist… Download The PIANO of Elmo Hope (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Pat Moran

Pat Moran

Pat Moran (1934 – ) was a brilliant pianist, mostly known for her work with Scott LaFaro and Terry Gibbs in the late 1950s and early 1960s but left the jazz scene much too early… Download The Piano of Pat Moran (PDF-file) – click and read facts and a critical evaluation of the artist … Read entire article »

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Oscar Dennard

Oscar Dennard

Oscar Dennard (1928 – 1960) was an extremely talented pianist who played with Lionel Hampton in the middle fifties, later with Idrees Sulieman, and was destined to be one of the great innovators, but typhoid fever got him on his tour to Egypt … Download The PIANO of Oscar Dennard (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Bud Powell

Bud Powell

Bud Powell (1924 – 1966) was one of the most important pianists in jazz, a creator of modern jazz piano, a magnificent improviser, but police violence made him mentally disorganized, damaging much of his enormous artistic potential… Download The PIANO of Bud Powell (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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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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