Dick Wellstood

1927 - 1987

Dick Wellstood at the piano
Originally from Connecticut, Dick Wellstood was self-taught in ragtime, stride piano and boogie woogie. During his career, he accompanied great names in jazz such as Bob Wilbur, Sidney Bechet, Red Allen and Roy Eldrige. He remains strongly associated with stride piano, a style of which he was one of the great specialists after the World War II, alongside Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton and Don Ewell. With a playing that was sometimes incisive, sometimes nuanced, he had a very personal approach in the interpretation of standards.

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