Stephanie Trick is keeping stride alive.
Have you ever noticed that not many musicians have recorded tributes to pianist Art Tatum? The reason for that is pretty simple: Nobody but nobody can play like Art Tatum. In fact, there’s an often-told story about the night Tatum entered a club where Fats Waller was playing. Waller immediately got up from the piano to allow Tatum to play, saying, “I only play the piano. Tonight, God is in the house.” Tatum’s technical facility and gift for lightning-fast improvisations are unequaled. In this version of “Tea for Two,” you can hear what stride piano sounds like in a group configuration. After a solo opening from Tatum, he’s joined by bassist Slam Stewart and guitarist Everett Barksdale. All three players get solo spotlights, and their interplay — especially between Tatum and Barksdale — is awe-inspiring.
Art Tatum artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
Source: Stride Piano: Bottom-End Jazz
This goes to show Black people do not and have not passed any laws in this country which white supremacists cannot overrule. All laws passed by Black political bodies must conform to the rules set forth by the white supremacists. KKK
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christy “must have reasoned that nobody important would stand in the way of whatever he wanted to do to Atlantic City.” He’s stolen the residents right to vote, and is preparing to privatize the fire department. But top Democrats want to privatize the city’s water, too – and the local United-HERE union leader agrees. Black, Latino and poor people have no rights – and few allies – in corporate-ruled America.
This should be fun. Also Marrrrtin will be in town in October.
CAESARS’ CIRCUS MAXIMUS THEATER // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPT. 11