He was next to Cow Cow Davenport Boogie Woogie-considered one of the best players of his time. Although he has not made many recordings (about seventeen in the period 1927-1931), was one of the first to a Boogie Woogie Ezell plate took up. Ezell was also some time House pianist at Paramount and accompanied in that role under more Blind Roosevelt Graves and, possibly, Bessie Smith. Ezell also had an affair with singer Lucille Bogan. After his last recordings in 1931 is heard nothing from him.