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1/22/12

Cliff Jackson strides






If you wish to know more about the stride piano style that Cliff represented, may I suggest that you visit pianist Mike Lipskin's site. This link will take you directly to his page on Harlem Stride Piano.

2 comments:

  1. This just lifted my entire afternoon several feet in the air. What an energized and timeless performance. Thanks, Chris.

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  2. What a treat to hear Cliff Jacksom again. About 1940 (whew! can it be so long ago?) the intermision musician at Nick's - the great jazz spot - was Cliff Jackson. There were two pianos on the floor in front of the stage where the featured band played and he did a stint between sets. At times Nick Rongetti, the operator of Nick's would play the second piano. The music was wonderful and Cliff was a real gentleman who didn't mine conversing with a young college student.

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