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Great Jazz Pianists that moan when they play

( audio andJazz andMusic andvirtuosos )

I’m compiling a list of great jazz pianists that moan when they play. I wonder if it’s a stylistic choice, or some artistic savant thing that trips when you hit a certain level of genius. Anyway so far I have: Erroll Garner Keith Jarrett Oscar Peterson Bud Powell

Chucho Valdes – Live Ponle La Clave online

Now that I’m realizing how easy it is to share music via embedded youtube videos, I’ll start discussing music: Here is a great video of Chucho Valdes playing one of my all time favorite songs, Ponle La Clave. Here is the second half: I skipped to that so you wouldn’t miss the awesome drumming. But […]

New Favorite Current Band – The Flashbulb

I just found the band The Flashbulb, which is the answer to my posted previous question, is there anything these days that can rival 90’s Squarepusher? This stuff is mindblowing. Really good IDM and well composed music, and best of all, he’s based in Chicago! I had no idea that scene even existed here. Radiohead’s […]

Raul Pineda is my all-time favorite drummer

( drumming andJazz andMusic andvirtuosos )

Call me a Raul Pineda fan. I’ve been obsessed with Chucho Valdes’s track Ponle La Clave from Live at the Village Vanguard ever since I first heard an MP3 of it in college (mislabeled as ‘ponte la clave’). I later bought the album Live at the Village Vanguard, which is great, and so is Valdes’s […]

Excellent Learn Jazz Piano Podcast

( Jazz andMusic andThe Web )

I’m on a new quest to improve my musicianship via the web and other forms of technology. I’m renting lots of musical instruction videos I found on Blockbuster Total Access. And I’m finding some great instructional stuff on the web. Check out this awesome ‘Learn Jazz Piano Podcast’. Open up Itunes, go to Advanced > […]