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Chapter 9- Early Jazz Piano Chapter 9   Early Jazz Piano o James P. Johnson “father of stride piano” Said he discovered “real ragtime” 1921   recorded most famous composition “Carolina Shout” often used  as “test piece” against which other pianists measured their skill o Willie the Lion Smith One of greatest ‘ticklers’ Johnson began playing with him o Fats Waller Greatest player of Johnson-Smith-Waller triumvirate Younger of three Learned to play piano by ear and went to Lincoln Theater each day to  watch pianists Played with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong Embraced “show-biz” part of his career and known as “The Clown Prince  of Jazz” Collaborated with Eubie Blake in 1921 on all-black Broadway show  Shuffle Along Co-wrote score to  Hot Chocolates  (1929) featuring smash hit “Ain’t  Misbehaving” 1929   made first series of solo piano recordings during which “Handful  of Keys” replaced “Carolina Shout” as test piece for next generation
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o Two primary styles dominated jazz through 1920s and 30s
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course MUSC 145 taught by Professor Dr.smith during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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