Stride and Shout

Stride requires mastery of piano. A stride player does it all: beat, melody and bass. James P. Johnson’s “Caroline Shout” is a prove if one can actually stride. Stephanie Trick proves that she could despite her small fingers. Check out Willie the Lion Smith’s masterful version as well. Another favorite version of mine is from Fats Waller. He was amazing on the high keys.

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