Eastwood Lane

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Eastwood Lane (May 22, 1879 – January 22, 1951) was an American composer who wrote piano suites and ballet music.

Eastwood Lane was born in Brewerton, New York.

His compositions for piano include In Sleepy Hollow (1913), Five American Dances (1919), Adirondack Sketches (1922), Mongoliana (1922), Eastern Seas (1925), Sold Down the River (1928), Pantomimes (1933), Fourth of July (1935), Here Are Ladies (1944), Jesuit's Journey (1947), Central Park, Colonial Suite, Flower of Old Japan, Knee-High to a Grasshopper. Three of his pieces, "Sea Burial", "Persimmon Pucker", and "Minuet for Betty Schuyler", were arranged by Ferde Grofe for the orchestra of Paul Whiteman.

Lane's most popular piano suite is Adirondack Sketches. The titles of its six pieces are "The Old Guide's Story", "The Legend of Lonesome Lake", "Down Stream", "The Land of the Loon", "A Dirge for Jo Indian", and "Lumber-Jack Dance". These pieces had an influence on jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke's piano compositions.


  • Norman P. Gentieu, "Eastwood Lane", Journal of Jazz Studies, Spring 1976, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 58–84.

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