Willie the Lion DVD
Willie the LionDVD
Jazz legend Willie "the Lion" Smith, master of the "Piano Stride" playing style, was a fixture on the Harlem music scene of the 1920s and '30s and served as mentor to Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Thelonious Monk. Follow his career and remarkable personal life-from his WWI heroics to his time as a Harlem synagogue cantor-in this collection of interviews and rare performance footage (including a clip of Smith with Eubie Blake). 57 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.