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stride piano

n.
A style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody and the left hand alternates between the bass notes on the strong beats and chords on the weak ones.

[From stride bass (from the motions of the left hand).]

stride pianist n.
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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.
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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 style.
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.
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.
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