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A Handful of Keys: 13 Great Jazz Pianists

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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares

Living Era's Handful Of Keys collection features some of the most popular jazz pianists from the '30s and '40s, including Mary Lo Williams, Billy Kyle, and Art Tatum. Duke Ellington contributes two tracks, "Black Beauty" and "Swampy River," as does Earl Hines, who performs "Monday Date" and "I Ain't Got Nobody." Teddy Wilson, Joe Sullivan, Fats Waller, and Bix Beiderbecke are among the other performers on this jazzy, nostalgic album.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Earl Hines 03:14 Amazon
2 Earl Hines 03:07 Amazon
3 Duke Ellington 03:02 Amazon
4 Duke Ellington 02:51 Amazon
5 Teddy Wilson 03:02 Amazon
6 Teddy Wilson 03:19 Amazon
7 Meade "Lux" Lewis 02:53 Amazon
8 Albert Ammons 02:23 Amazon
9 Count Basie 02:57 Amazon
10 Count Basie 03:03 Amazon
11 Billy Kyle 02:30 Amazon
12 Billy Kyle 02:36 Amazon
13 Fats Waller 02:46 Amazon
14 Fats Waller 02:51 Amazon
15 Mary Lou Williams 02:48 Amazon
16 Mary Lou Williams 03:03 Amazon
17 Joe Sullivan 03:11 Amazon
18 Joe Sullivan 02:54 Amazon
19 Bix Beiderbecke 02:45 Amazon
20 Jess Stacy 03:13 Amazon
21 Jess Stacy 03:00 Amazon
22 Jess Stacy 03:10 Amazon
23 Art Tatum 02:52 Amazon
24 Art Tatum 03:09 Amazon
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