Dick Hyman and Mike Lipskin
Legendary multifaceted Dick Hyman, and stride jazz pianist Mike Lipskin will perform duets and solos, special arrangements of the classic jazz and popular literature. Few really play Harlem Stride Jazz, originated by Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Art Tatum. These two finest practitioners of this classic style, which to connoisseurs represents a pinnacle of jazz pianism, have concertized for over 40 years.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5pm & 7:30pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$25 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Legendary DICK HYMAN has a monumental star-studded resume. Film scores include Academy Award-winner Moonstruck and Woody Allen films Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, and Hanna and Her Sisters He has over 100 albums under his own name, including his encyclopedic six-disc Century of Jazz Piano (Arbors Records). Dick directed music for Arthur Godfrey TV (20 years), and the acclaimed "Jazz in July" series at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Mr. Hyman had researched and recorded the piano music of James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and others, which he often features in his recitals. Mr. Hyman's concert compositions for orchestra include his Piano Concerto, Ragtime Fantasy, and The Longest Blues in the World. He has been a top studio performer on pop, jazz, and Broadway recordings from the 1950s on. dickhyman.com
MIKE LIPSKIN, international stride jazz pianist, for over 45 years, appeared at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, 92nd St Y, various jazz festivals including Newport, and created his own stride jazz sound which can be heard on his CDs. Mike was in the APTV documentary about his teacher Willie the Lion Smith, and A Great Day In Harlem, a documentary on the monumental 1958 jazz photo. He helped edit a book of the same subject The Great Jazz Day, and supplied his own photos from the Harlem shoot. First hooked on his father’s Waller 78s as a toddler in NYC, by teen years he traveled to Harlem, learning from Willie The Lion, Luckey Roberts, and Donald Lambert. On staff at RCA Records for 13 years, he produced historical "Vintage Series" reissues and new pop, jazz, and fusion albums. He helped perfect an acclaimed analogue process for rehabilitating ancient recordings. mikelipskinjazz.com.