Striders to Beboppers and Beyond: The Art of Jazz Pianoby Leslie Gourse
The piano has royal status among jazz instruments because the pianist can play melody, harmony, and rhythm all at once. Striders to Beboppers and Beyond explores the innovations of such brilliant players as Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and countless others. This book also explores the artists who continue to experiment with new sounds, making jazz a true living music.
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