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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....

Fats Waller

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...