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Teddy Weatherford

Teddy Weatherford was one of the biggest jazz pianists that no-one has have you ever heard of! Weatherford discovered to try out piano during his period surviving in New Orleans (1915-20) and he shortly became an extraordinary virtuoso. After shifting to Chicago, he caused several best jazz orchestras including those led by Jimmie Wade and Erskine Tate. He documented with both from the groupings including “Static Strut” and “Stomp Off, Let’s Move” using the latter at the same time when Louis Armstrong was also an associate of Tate’s Vendome Orchestra. An excellent enough player to become Earl Hines’ key competitor in Chicago, Weatherford in Aug. 1926 sailed towards the Orient with Jack port Carter’s Orchestra and, aside from a brief go to in 1934 and remains in Paris and Sweden in the summertime of 1937, Weatherford spent the rest of his lifestyle in Asia; hence his near-anonymity. Nevertheless Teddy Weatherford was under no circumstances inactive for he led rings in Singapore, Manila, Shanghai and finally India where he passed away of cholera at age 41. Teddy Weatherford documented being a soloist in Paris in 1937 and in a number of configurations in Calcutta during 1941-44.

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