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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.


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

  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.