ZEZ CONFREY

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Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (April 3, 1895 – November 22, 1971) was an American composer and performer of piano music. His most noted works were "Kitten on the Keys," and "Dizzy Fingers."

Confrey was born in Peru, Illinois, United States, the youngest child of Thomas and Margaret Confrey. After World War I he became a pianist and arranger for the QRS piano roll company. He also recorded for the AMPICO Company, which made piano rolls for their reproducing player piano mechanisms, which were installed in pianos such as the Mason&Hamlin, and Chickering to name a few. His novelty piano composition "Kitten on the Keys," released in 1921, became a hit, and he went on to compose many other pieces in the same genre. This piece was inspired by a cat at his grandmother's house that he discovered prancing up and down the piano keyboard. "Dizzy Fingers" (1923) was Confrey's other ragtime
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Piano MusicPiano Music
Naxos American Classics 1999
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Kitten on the Keys: MeanderingKitten on the Keys: Meandering
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Cembal D'amour 2010
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The Piano Roll Artistry of Zez ConfreyThe Piano Roll Artistry of Zez Confrey
Folkways Records 2012
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ZEZ CONFREY Zez Confrey - Piano Music (Eteri Andjaparidze, piano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zez Confrey - Piano Music (Eteri Andjaparidze, piano)
Ragtime 1998

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ZEZ CONFREY Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Vol. 4
Ragtime 1998
ZEZ CONFREY Piano Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Music
Ragtime 1999
ZEZ CONFREY Piano Rolls and Scores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Rolls and Scores
Ragtime 2002
ZEZ CONFREY Piano Roll Artistry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Roll Artistry
Ragtime 2009
ZEZ CONFREY Creator Of Novelty Rag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creator Of Novelty Rag
Ragtime 2009
ZEZ CONFREY Plays the Great Composers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays the Great Composers
Big Band 2012

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Kitten On The Keys - Fox Trot / Pick Me Up And Lay Me Down In Dear Old Dixieland - Fox Trot
Ragtime 1922

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