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View as a separate page. He was the first to record Shake, Rattle and Roll in The other famous musical Joe Turner was a stride pianist The London Symphony Orchestra - Dance Classics was born in in Baltimore.
Taught to play piano by his mother, Turner took six Joe Turner - Smashing Thirds of lessons with an undesirable teacher who tended to watch the clock. She taught him to develop his left hand. Making his way to Harlem's Comedy Club, he heard anyone could sit down and play the piano. When he finished, James P. Johnson happened to be in the room and came up to the piano. He played the same two songs with a bit more verve. Turner was good enough that he was offered a job on the spot at the nearby Baron Wilkins Club, where he eventually was discovered by Benny Carter, who hired Turner for his band.
Turner's first recording Görlitzer Park - Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons in with Louis Armstrong and by the late '30s he was close friends with Art Tatum.
MPS has just remastered and reissued the album, Smashing Thirdsand it's a joy to hear. All 13 tracks are laced with a stride-piano sound from another era. What makes Turner special is his ability to play stride while leaving plenty of space for the listener to enter songs.
Many other stride players tend to flood the ear with seamless cascades of notes. Rosetta, Willow Weep for Me and Effervescent are particularly lovely. Turner died of a heart attack in at age Showcase Buy Now. Buy Now. Featured Albums. Sign in Sign up Email address. Password Reset your password Click the eye to show your password. Sign in. First name and Last name. First name only. Email address It will remain private. Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe.
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