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Hitting His Stride
Chuck Folds
Hitting His Stride
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Solo piano by a master of stride and marvelous all-around player performing a program of his favorites.


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All Artists: Chuck Folds
Title: Hitting His Stride
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arbors Records
Release Date: 1/16/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 780941111729, 780941111743


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Solo piano by a master of stride and marvelous all-around player performing a program of his favorites.

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Good, but.....
B. D. Tutt | London, UK. | 04/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Chuck Folds is one of the best of the living stride pianists. Like Dick Wellstod he was strongly influenced by the great but obscure Donald Lambert (whose few recordings are long overdue for CD release), and played for years with Doc Cheatham.Folds' great strength on this disc is his ballad playing. He has a good touch and an interesting repertoire drawn from his enormous experience as a band pianist. His playing of the fast stride showpieces is a little more problematic. Like virtually all living striders with the exception of the superb Ralph Sutton, Folds is a little stiff rhythmically, and so doesn't always get the tension between the left and right hands that is one of the key characteristics of the style. Contrast Folds' "Vipers Drag" wih Ralph Sutton, "Rose of the Rio Grande" with Donald Lambert, or "When Dreams Come True" with James P. Johnson or Dick Wellstood, and the difference is obvious. Coupled with this, his fingers don't always get round the more intricate figures of pieces such as "Keep Off the Grass". Having said that, his bass lines are good, and on a piece like "Cinderella, Stay In My Arms" he produces quite a good approximation of Lambert's style.Having said all this, this is an enjoyable disc with much to offer."
Hitting his Stride
swope2 | Kansas City, Missouri USA | 10/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All I have to say is that Chuck Folds is one of the greatest piano players of all time. Not only is this cd great but I have seen this man play in person and he is amazing. There are few like him."