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Willie The Lion Smiths Own Compositions: Keep Your Temper

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  1. Willie the Lion Smith was a pianist who stood at the center of the New York City jazz world in the roaring s. He performed at the most fashionable nightclubs in New York City's predominantly African-American Harlem neighborhood, accompanied other musicians on recordings, and inspired and mentored a host of younger musicians.
  2. May 25,  · However, the visit gave Mr. Ellington an opportunity to hear the Harlem pianists who became prime influence on his own playing — Willie (The Lion) Smith, James P. Johnson and Johnson's protege.
  3. Apr 04,  · Here is a Keenlyside video performance where he plays more seriously demonstrating Stride piano by playing four tunes Snowy Morning Blues and Carolina Shout both composed by James P. Johnson and Keep Your Temper and Echoes of Spring by Willie "The Lion" Smith.
  4. James Price Johnson (February 1, – November 17, ) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of stride piano, he was one of the most important pianists in the early era of recording, and like Jelly Roll Morton, one of the key figures in the evolution of ragtime into what was eventually called jazz. Johnson was a major influence on Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, and.
  5. LPM/LSP – Memoirs of Willie the Lion Smith – Willie “The Lion” Smith [] Two record set. Relaxin'/Sand Dune/Alexander's Ragtime Band/S-H-I-N-E/That Barbershop Chord/Red Head/Where's My Red Rose/Blue Skies/Naga-Saki/Running Wild/Diga Diga .
  6. Sep 27,  · Willie “The Lion” Smith, who carved out his own place in jazz history, passed away on April 18, in New York at the age of Scott Yanow Since Scott Yanow has been a regular reviewer of albums in many jazz styles.
  7. William James "Count" Basie (/ ˈ b eɪ s i /; August 21, – April 26, ) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In , Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor.
  8. Although Willie, a practicing Jew, would later experiment successfully with advanced harmonic progressions, sometimes interspersed with traditional Hebrew melodic lines, his dynamic earlier solos like Keep Your Temper are just as legendary.

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