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Dick Wellstood

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 25, 1927    

One of the two great stride pianists (along with Ralph Sutton) to emerge during the 1940s when members of their generation were generally playing bebop, Wellstood kept an open mind toward later styles (he loved Monk) while sounding at his best playing classic jazz. A little more subtle than Sutton, Wellstood was also a powerful pianist who was a superb interpreter of the music of James P. Johnson and his contemporaries. He came to New York with Bob Wilber's Wildcats in 1946 and caught on in the trad jazz scene quickly. By 1947 he was playing with Sidney Bechet, and in the 1950s he mostly worked with veteran players including trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Rex Stewart, and Charlie Shavers and the Eddie Condon gang...
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  • Uptown and Lowdown

    Fantasy Jazz
    2001
  • Ain't Misbehavin'

    Reference Recordings
    1978
  • Stride Piano

    Reference Recordings
    1978
  • This Is The One

    Reference Recordings
    1977
  • The Music Of Scott Joplin

    Reference Recordings
    1977
  • Plays Ragtime Music Of The Sting

    Reference Recordings
    1974
  • From Dixie To Swing

    Reference Recordings
    1971

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Uptown and Lowdown by David Rickert

Uptown & Lowdown by Derek Taylor

Live at Hanratty's by Dave Nathan

Dick Wellstood: Live At Hanratty's by Mike Neely

Dick Wellstood Live at Hanratty's by C. Michael Bailey

Live at Hanratty's by Dave Nathan

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