History of Jazz Piano in One Video


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If you haven't seen this video before, you're in for a treat. If you have viewed it, see it again. It's a live jazz piano workshop held in Berlin in 1965. The pianists one after the next are Earl “Fatha" Hines, Teddy Wilson, a duet with Hines and Wilson, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Jaki Byard and Byard and Hines duets. Except for James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, you have nearly 39 minutes of jazz piano history in one shot. Must have been one hell of a green room. By the way, I don't think Hines ever looked at the keyboard on his showcase. Show-off.

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