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Clarence M. Jones Player Piano Rolls Part 1 – Ragtime and Other Instrumental Music

Posted in - Biography & Clarence M. Jones & Historical & Piano Roll on May 11th 2017 0 Comments Clarence M. Jones - In Search of a Husband

Clearly, the development of Chicago style jazz and blues piano had its roots in ragtime, and with the itinerant, now forgotten early gospel pianists who incorporated syncopation into their playing.  With his immensely successful “Memphis Blues” of 1912, W.C. Handy formalized blues music as a distinct piano style. While still purely ragtime, Handy …