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8 thoughts to “ Sneakaway - Willie ;The Lion; Smith - The Lion Of The Piano (Piano Solos) (Vinyl, LP) ”

  1. Willie 'The Lion' was one of the founders of the stride style, along with James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. This album contains the fourteen tracks of solos he cut for Commodore in January , plus two additional tracks discussed below. The original tracks were comprised of eight of Smith's compositions and six renditions of standards.
  2. Willie "the Lion" Smith was one of the greatest Harlem stride pianists, but was captured on disc relatively little in his prime. He was recorded far more extensively in the s, by /5(3).
  3. Willie 'The Lion' was one of the founders of the stride style, along with James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. This album contains the fourteen tracks of solos he cut for Commodore in January , plus two additional tracks discussed below. The original tracks were comprised of eight of Smith's compositions and six renditions of standards.5/5(1).
  4. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Piano Solos - Willie "The Lion" Smith on AllMusic - /
  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Original Fourteen Plus Two (–) on Discogs.
  6. Willie "The Lion" Smith is unaccompanied on these sessions originally recorded for Vogue and Commodore. The Vogue material includes Smith 's friendly vocals accompanied by his matchless stride piano in "Can You Hear Me" and "Trains and Planes" (which salutes the services of Air France!).
  7. Nov 17,  · This piece is from his "The Legend of Willie The Lion Smith" LP, produced by Grand Award Record Group. This is #7 of 10 on the album. From my collection. "The Lion .
  8. "Willie 'The Lion" Smith made a major contribution to the history of jazz. He redefined the idiom of stride piano and left a legacy of signature compositions." Bill Charlap "Willie 'The Lion' Smith has long been overlooked as a pianist, and especially as a composer.

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