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Hope, (St.) Elmo (Sylvester )locked

  • Gregory E. Smith
  •  and Barry Kernfeld

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(b New York, June 27, 1923; d New York, May 19, 1967). Pianist. He studied classical piano from an early age, and practiced together with his young friend Bud Powell; unlike Powell, he remained a little-known figure outside of the jazz community, perhaps in part because of problems resulting from narcotics addiction, but also because his music was considerably more subdued and elusive than Powell’s. From ...

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