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Early Jazz Piano Music is Anything but Simple

In 1978, classically-trained jazz pianist Ken Werner released an LP of early ragtime pieces by Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington and others That album has just been reissued on CD. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it's an exquisite collection.


Remembering the Women of Ragtime

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new collection of piano pieces written by women in the early 20th century, and performed by Virginia Eskin. Schwartz says it's a delightful listen and an important social history.

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