Gonna Sit Right Down
My Baby's Gone
Keeping Out Of Mischief
The Doctor's Boogie
First there was Ragtime… Then came STRIDE!
A piano style that originated in the early 20th Century; George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Errol Garner, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Count Basie are just some of the pianists who either played, or were influenced by it. The most accomplished players were, Fats Waller, Willie The Lion Smith, Art Tatum and above all, James P. Johnson.
Ragtime is sometimes mistaken for Stride because it came first and has the same alternating left hand, but the harmonics and rhythms of ragtime are much simpler.
Stride is so called because the left hand “strides” between the low octaves and the chords toward middle C.
Featuring Doug Riley, one of the most accomplished players in North America, with Tyler Yarema, and John Roby, and a special guest appearance by Jackie Richardson. The music, a mixture of originals and standards, is inspired by a new musical, written by Keith Whiting, also entitled STRIDE.
Coming in Early 2018!
Remastered and re-released this amazing album featuring virtuoso performances from Doug Riley, Tyler Yarema and John Roby is sure to please any lover of jazz piano.
Winner of Classic Jazz Album of the year!
“A collection of astounding performances!” Jazz USA
“Utterly musical! A must have for any lover of quality jazz.” Jazz News
“Pure lively pleasure from start to finish.” Toronto Star
“Stride’s piano style is given a fine treatment on these 18 tracks.” Jazz Elements
“A spirited and authentic redux of the jazz-piano style stride” Download.com
Check out this great new release featuring three of Canada’s top pianists, Doug Riley, Tyler Yarema and John Roby. Featuring a guest appearance by the amazing Jackie Richardson.
Coming early 2018
While you’re waiting – check out the video HERE