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(November 1, 1889 to July 7, 1948)
Paul Pratt was part of the Indianapolis group of young composer friends who contributed just a few but still significant pieces into the ragtime collective. He was born in New Salem, Indiana. While Paul Pratt's output may be considered small to average, the quality of each of his works should in no way be minimized. He was meticulous in his voicing as well as the creation memorable melodies. The poignant Teasing Rag is every bit as innovative as his virtuosic Hot House Rag, a favorite of some artists during the first ragtime revival, including Wally Rose and Red Nichols. But his efforts as an arranger also brought us the works of his peers in the best possible light, therefore expanding his musical legacy well beyond pieces with his own name on them.