JAZZ: Stride Piano

James P. Johnson - father of stride (20/30s)
influenced by Scott Joplin (20s)

Art Tatum - changed music (30s)
harmonic invention
technical virtuosity
daring rhythms

The tatum: "the smallest perceptual time unit in music."


The Storyville CDs are remarkable because they offer an audio glimpse into the invisible world of jazz — the after-hours parties where musicians unwound and tried out new songs and new ideas, or just had fun

Fats Waller -
stride pianist

Article: Stride Piano - Bottom-End Jazz