[Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

Ron L'Herault lherault at bu.edu
Tue Apr 13 09:29:19 PDT 2004


Are you trying to tell me that because someone else has already done it,
that you can't do it differently/better?  8-)

Ron L

-----Original Message-----
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com]On Behalf Of John Farrell
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

Practically all of Confrey's compositions have already appeared on piano
roll (I have done several - Zez himself also made quite a few). Likewise
Gottschalk's stuff is well represented on roll, I must say that his music
never did very much for me.

Not long ago Artis Wodehouse released an album of Confrey rolls (on the
Nonesuch label I believe).

Schnozz Durante was a ragtime pianist in his early years, to my ear his
playing was competent but not great.

John Farrell

----- Original Message -----
From: <lswain at penrose.com>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>; "Ron L'Herault"
<lherault at bu.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 10:07 PM
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

> On 12 Apr 2004 at 14:20, Ron L'Herault <lherault at bu.edu> said:
> > How about Zez Confrey and Jimmy Durante?  Maybe not jazz but
> > interesting. And have you ever thought about interpretations of Louis
> > Moreau Gottshchalk's works?
> Here is a resounding second to the choice of Zez Confrey ("Kitten on
> the Keys") and the piano compositions of the person who pointed the
> way, 30 or so years later, to the birth of ragtime, Louis Moreau
> Gottschalk!
> Larry Swain

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