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Title:
Stride! : Fats, Jimmy, Lion, Lamb, and all the other ticklers
Author:
Fell, John L., 1927-
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; [New Brunswick, N.J.] : Institute of Jazz Studies Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810835634
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Book

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Drawing on the authors' personal interviews and biographies, Stride! traces stride piano from generation to generation, from the originators Eubie Blake, Luckey Roberts, and James P. Johnson, through a succession of pianists like Willie the Lion Smith. Fell and Vinding also examine its influence on Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Joe Sullivan, and Johnny Guarnieri, concluding with a third and fourth generations that include Ralph Sutton, Dick Hyman, and Dick Wellstood. The authors describe the exceptional Donald Lambert from personal experience.


Author Notes

John L. Fell (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University. His articles and reviews have appeared in Film Quarterly and the Village Voice, and he is the author of numerous books on film including Film and the Narrative Tradition (University of California Press). The lateTerkild Vinding was trained at Copenhagen University's Medical School, where he specialized in psychiatry. He was a trained pianist, music collector, jazz enthusiast, and researcher, and counted a host of jazz artists among his friends.