One of the most amusing of the 147 "Yankee Jazz Beat" columns I have submitted to the Mississippi Rag concerned stride pianist Ralph Sutton.
The Sherborn Inn, Sherborn, Massachusetts, has a grand piano, and when I asked Ralph who made it, he said it was a Yamaha.
I quipped, "Doesn't Yamaha make motorcycles?"
And Ralph replied, "It plays like a motorcycle.
|Earl Hines, 1947|
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