Originally Posted by jdc999
As far as Henry Adler is concerned, I asked him recently and he told me never taught Buddy how to play. He gave him some lessons on reading music, but that was it.
I studied with Henry Adler for 3 years and I agree. Henry always said he watched Buddy and developed his hand technique based on that. He gave him some reading lessons, but Henry always described Buddy as a natural.
By the way, it's been years since I've seen Henry. Sounds like you've spoken with him. How is he doing? He was such a nice gentleman when I studied with him.