They will bring back to life the forgotten era of prohibition, speakeasy illicit alcohol shops, Vaudeville, tin-pan alley, rent parties, stride piano
and hot jazz.
When Erinn left the keyboard someone else sat down to play a vigorous stride piano
version of You Are My Sunshine.
Hot Sardines What: Take a blustery brass front line, add a stride piano
virtuoso and a front woman with the attitude of a '30s cabaret diva and you have The Hot Sardines.
His syncopated style, part ragtime part jazz stride piano
, and a knack for composing catchy tunes - 300 piano pieces and 100 song arrangements - made him a star.
"Antoine had trouble playing jazz, so his brother would teach him about swing and how to do stride piano
in the prison rec room.
Johnson, the father of stride piano
, we may not have known many specifics.
Moran displays his virtuosity on "Handful of Keys,'' a solo homage to Waller's piano legacy with a modern take on his Harlem stride piano
In 1938 Monk, homesick from the lonely rough and tumble life of the road, returned to his beloved New York and soon based his own playing style on the stride piano
traditions established by such living African American piano legends (and Monk's personal idols) as James P.
Say Grace includes a short version of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and another song set to the tune of "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent." But a couple of other songs ("Feast" and "Button by Button") sound more like Brecht-Weil tunes, as played by a New Orleans stride piano
Highlights include a bebop style "Angels We Have Heard On High," a stride piano
style "Jingle Bells," and "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" includes some nice improvised lines that employ the use of tenths between the hands.
He studied the stride piano
style with master practitioner James P.
Influenced by all the stride piano
professors from James P Johnson to Fats Waller, they recreate an authentic 1920s Harlem rent party atmosphere.