Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NOTES: 'James P. Johnson’s Giant Stride' is Podcast (5:01) by Craven Lovelace

Victory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. Johnson

The Concordia Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Music Masters 67140 (1994)

Naxos 8.559647

James Price Johnson  (1894-1955)
African American Pianist & Composer

Stride Piano & Classical Music
is featured at AfriClassical.com

Hear 5-minute podcast:

by Craven Lovelace
June 26, 2013
James P. Johnson mediated the transition from ragtime to jazz.
He taught Fats Waller how to play… inspired Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk… gave the world symphonies and dance crazes… and forged a style of jazz that continues to shape the works of 21st century pianists.  Learn more about the hugely influential James P. Johnson in this episode of NOTES. [5:01]

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