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The Music of Earl Van Riper
July 29, 2021
This week we’ll look back at the music of Earl Van Riper, an extraordinary pianist who worked with Wes Montgomery during the 1950s. Beyond his work with Wes Montgomery, Van Riper performed with an impressive list of local and national artists, including Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, Ida Cox, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy Coe, and Larry Liggett.