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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 11, 1920 | Died: October 2, 1981

Hazel Scott - pianist, vocalist (1920 - 1981)

When she became a celebrity in the 1940s, and even when she had her own television show in 1950; movie producers offered African American actors only stereotypical roles. Long before the civil rights movement made organized protest common for African Americans to register their desire for equal rights, Hazel Scott, defied racial stereotypes, portraying a positive screen and stage image, thus improving the opportunities for other African Americans in the entertainment industry. Even for a celebrity of her caliber, Scott, like most African Americans during the 1950's, was no stranger to Jim Crow segregation. She, however, acted with dignity while promoting American patriotism and racial integration, and denouncing communism. In short, Scott was an astonishing sultry song stylist who created her own concept of black pride and steadfastly adhered to it....
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Music

Featured recording “Relaxed Piano Moods”

Relaxed Piano Moods

Original Jazz Classics
1992
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    Always

    Columbia
    1979
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    Relaxed Piano Moods

    Columbia
    1955
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    Great Scott

    Columbia
    1950
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    Dark Eyes / Hallelujah!

    Columbia
    0
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    The Man I Love / Fascinating Rhythm

    Columbia
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    Ritual Fire Dance / Two Part Invention In "A" Minor

    Columbia
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    Prelude In "C" Sharp Minor / Country Gardens

    Columbia
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