[Dixielandjazz] Ellington etc.

John Farrell stridepiano at tesco.net
Tue Nov 16 21:58:34 PST 2004

I received the following this morning which might be of interest to UK based
listmates. I cannot help the guy but maybe somebody on the list will be able
to give him some assistance (note to Yanks on the list - the Cambridge
mentioned is the English city, not the Massachusetts place which smells of
fish and Polish sausages).

Please reply to Michael Kilpatrick, not to me.

John Farrell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kilpatrick" <michael at mtkilpatrick.fsnet.co.uk>
To: <stridepiano at tesco.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 10:46 AM
Subject: Stride piano, Ellington, etc

> Dear John,
> a fried directed me to your website recently, and I thought perhaps you
> might be able to help. I was wondering if you, as a stride pianist, had
> much of a network of contacts around the UK? I would very much like to
> hear from anybody vaguely in the Cambridge area. It is my intention to
> set up an orchestra to perform my authentic Ellington transcriptions -
> you can find out more about my work and plans on my websites:
> http://www.ellington-music.co.uk and
> hhtp://www.mtk.dsl.pipex.com/ellington/index.html.
> It's not that easy finding musicians who originate from the appropriate
> style of jazz, and I don't much hear pianists from the stride school who
> would be better suited to approaching a vaguely Ellingtonian manner than
> the modernists. Someone who can play part of a transcribed Ellington
> part and then carry on on his own without sounding completely out of
> place? Perhaps you might know of some such people, or perhaps some
> internet forums/groups?
> What is the typical price for the sheet music of your piano rolls, by
> the way? E.g., Carolina Shout and B'ham Breakdown?
> regards,
> Michael

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