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Anyone for stride piano?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassyBill, Mar 11, 2009.


  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK


    :eek:

    I'm a bit amazed. Waddya think?
     
  2. Funny how someone can play something so fast and busy on piano and have it sound good, but if a bassist or guitarist were to attempt the same thing, it would sound bad, and/or be roasted for being 'wankery.'

    Interesting. I definitely dig it.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Great technique! Decent piece of music too.
     
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    The master, from 1933:



    Note when this guy has to slow down it's because of the left hand part.
     
  5. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Terrific playing! Almost unbelievable. Thanks for that.

    But where's that stride groove gone? I love the technical dexterity. But I also still like the playing that puts a dumb grin on my face. ;)
     
  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    My computer plays back the audio OK but only reloads the video frames maybe 2 or 3 times a second. That does absolutely no justice to what the left hand is doing - all I get is assorted blurs. :p

    This sure is a lost art. There's lots of able Jazz pianists around here but only one guy who even begins to cover this style.
     
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Well, I chose that tune because it was his masterpiece of dexterity, as far as what he recorded. Nobody could touch him. But his work at slower tempos certainly does justice to Harlem stride.
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    ^^^ Yep, exactly - that's what I was referring to.

    In a slightly different style, I can remember hearing Art Tatum years and years ago when my Dad had a recording of him with Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich. What a trio that was.
     

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