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...Next to James P. Johnson and Thomas “Fats” Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith was a jazz pianist during the early beginnings of jazz. Smith was renowned for his mastery of the “Harlem stride” piano style around the early to mid-twentieth...

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...

Haiti

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 7,500,000 (2004) Though Haiti has an especially vibrant and creative popular music scene, it has never had the global impact that one associates with its Caribbean neighbors, such as Cuba, Jamaica, or Trinidad...