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Williams, Spencer (1880 - 1965), composer, pianist

Jeffrey Green

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b New Orleans, 14 Oct 1880 or 1889; d Flushing, NY, 14 July 1965). American composer and pianist. Williams himself gave conflicting birthdates to different interviewers. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and played in Chicago before settling around 1916 in New York, where he worked with Clarence Williams and began to concentrate on composition. In 1923 he recorded one track as an accompanist to Lizzie Miles (Black

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