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Earl Hines

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...A singular piano talent, Early Hines’s unique style led many of his contemporaries to note that he had significantly changed the instrument’s role in jazz. Born in 1903 outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, both of Hines’s parents were musical....

Stride

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘stride’ refers to a jazz piano style developed by African-American musicians and popular in the 1920s and 1930s. It is characterized by a constantly moving (or ‘striding’) four-to-the-bar left hand, typically alternating deep bass...

Pittsburgh, PA

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 334,563 (2000); metropolitan area – 2,358,695 (2000) The rise of popular music in the city of Pittsburgh was affected by the topographical, social and cultural conditions present in the region. The city lies...

Chicago, IL

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Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,896,016 (2000); metropolitan area – 7,261,176 (2000) Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. Located on the shores of the southern tip of Lake Michigan, it is the nucleus...