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#1260001 - 08/31/09 11:04 PM Favorite pianist(s) on youtube
limavady Offline
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I guess mine right now would have to be a Canadian going by the name of CaliKokat. This guy seems to be posting videos nearly every day, think he's up to almost 500 by now.

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#1260004 - 08/31/09 11:13 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: limavady]
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cool thread

I like bosendorferdude
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#1260120 - 09/01/09 05:51 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: charleslang]
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#1260851 - 09/02/09 05:37 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Andy007]
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#1261409 - 09/02/09 11:02 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: NocturneLover]
limavady Offline
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well this thread is taking off like wildfire...i also saw a couple of liberace videos on youtube though that were pretty cool; on one he does a samba, tico tico and on another explains how when he was growing up the big thing was the boogie woogie and then plays one. For some reason liberace always reminded me of bugs bunny.

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#1261417 - 09/02/09 11:13 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: NocturneLover]
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I really like Darius Goodwin. He has a couple of Dave Grusin arrangements that are just fantastic.

Makin' Whoopie - from the movie "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (a really great movie by the way, with a great jazz soundtrack of original music and covers by Dave Grusin).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhMiM5FHXVE

awesome bluesy version of this song.

Mitch and Abby - from the movie "The Firm". Again a great movie, with a great jazz soundtrack of original music written by Dave Grusin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5DY7tmhC_E

just beautiful. this song just melts me.

pk1000

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#1261757 - 09/03/09 11:58 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: pianokeys1000]
etcetra Offline
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#1263238 - 09/05/09 10:49 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: etcetra]
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#1263242 - 09/05/09 10:53 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: DeepElem]
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lot2learn has some great stuff...
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#1264729 - 09/08/09 04:30 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: JazzPianoEducator]
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Beeboss and Dave Solazzo have stuff up on youtube, and they are both great players.

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#1264858 - 09/08/09 08:32 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: etcetra]
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#1266837 - 09/12/09 02:38 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: limavady]
BreakneckWalrus Offline
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Calbee219, for sure. He started playing at 16, same as me, and he does Final Fantasy music, too, which I also enjoy playing. =D
He's an inspiration, in that it doesn't matter how old you are when you start.

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#1267785 - 09/13/09 09:15 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: BreakneckWalrus]
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This thread has gotten me to discover youtube. My favorite is one that I was reminded of by chance. Try Time0207. Its Fabrizio Caligaris who I heard (every night)on The Norwegian Dawn (cruise)in February. Why is he my favorite? His style sounded so much like the way my uncle played that it got me back interested in playing the piano again. So I have a lot of catching up to do after a 35 year absense.
Two other things-
If it wouldn't be Frabrizio, I'd agree with Andy007 and say Stuart Jones and Martin Rowberry (sniper22b). They are especially worth a listen to hear the difference between Stuart's funk and boggie contrasted with the relaxation (is that the right term) music that he has recorded.
Wonder about where "knightplayer" came from? I'm one of the folks that has an Alfred Knight piano. When I searched the site, all I could find is that most that posted thought they were over rated or flat out didn't like them. Mine is from 1961 and I love it.
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#1267812 - 09/13/09 10:01 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: etcetra]
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Michel Petrucciani was amazing, tremendous feeling at 1:37 and then the amazing long poly-rythmic stretch starting at 2:01 (he died of a genetic disease at age 37) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Z5ll568...PL&index=28


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#1267820 - 09/13/09 10:25 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Jazz+]
toyboy Offline
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http://www.youtube.com/user/vkgoeswild

Classically trained, since 4 years old. (There's a video of her playing a Grieg Lyric piece at age 9 that is to die for.) As an adult she had Lazar Berman for a teacher.

Now composes covers for heavy metal music.

She's wonderful and full of passion.


Edited by toyboy (09/13/09 10:25 PM)
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#1268283 - 09/14/09 06:47 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Jazz+]
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Originally Posted By: Jazz+
Michel Petrucciani was amazing, tremendous feeling at 1:37 and then the amazing long poly-rythmic stretch starting at 2:01 (he died of a genetic disease at age 37) :


... at 3:70 smile
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#1282735 - 10/07/09 10:50 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: toyboy]
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Loc: Texas
Looking for a stride or ragtime fix? This will get you started:

Stephanie Trick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET3n09AfY68

Dad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEyFr8Rp_Y

chocotiger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVPrKl5Y9p8&feature=related

BachScholar (this link goes to a Bach invention, but he has posted many fine rags as well):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbRWpdyQKUo&feature=channel_page

Woops, almost forgot to mention Allen Dale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4GTQZncYpk



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#1282795 - 10/08/09 02:32 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Glock fan]
VirtuosicOne Offline
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The incomparable Martial Solal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfsIjuqTZs
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#1283137 - 10/08/09 03:03 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: VirtuosicOne]
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Denny Zeitlin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP-Wu07XH8E&feature=related

At times, like Keith Jarrett, yet very different!
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#1283232 - 10/08/09 06:22 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: VirtuosicOne]
jjo Offline
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Love Michel Petrucciani. What a lyrical player. That part where he's playing eight note runs in the right hand over triplet comping in the left! Never heard anyone quite do that.

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#1283239 - 10/08/09 06:31 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: jjo]
ChicksfromCorea Offline
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Registered: 05/21/09
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Loc: Norway
Some great playing here by an early Billy Taylor. Interesting how well he incorporates his left hand in his playing. Creating a counterpoint, reminiscent of Lennie Tristano┬┤s playing I guess.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CETacxjP02w&feature=channel

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#1283272 - 10/08/09 07:41 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: ChicksfromCorea]
VirtuosicOne Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChicksfromCorea
Some great playing here by an early Billy Taylor. Interesting how well he incorporates his left hand in his playing. Creating a counterpoint, reminiscent of Lennie Tristano┬┤s playing I guess.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CETacxjP02w&feature=channel




An amalgam of Lennie, Bud, and Oscar.
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#1283581 - 10/09/09 09:21 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: VirtuosicOne]
jjo Offline
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Among current players, Brad Mehldau uses a lot of left hand melodic counterpoint.

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#1283612 - 10/09/09 10:02 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: jjo]
ChicksfromCorea Offline
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Originally Posted By: jjo
Among current players, Brad Mehldau uses a lot of left hand melodic counterpoint.


True, you can also hear him more recently "getting away" from conventionally playing the melody in the right and playing chords in the left hand. Instead he will arpeggiate the harmony under the melody. He does this especially on more contemporary, pop oriented tunes that he has done.

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#1285254 - 10/12/09 03:29 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: ChicksfromCorea]
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Keith Jarretts Solo-Concert from 1984 in Tokyo. His playing is so sensitiv and outstanding. Harmonies are well balanced and devided carefully to both hands. Harmony is not "per se" a fact, it is outcoming of the horizontal lines which are found in both hands. A almost contrapuntal type of playing in his performance you can listen starting at 3:58.

Here is the link to youtube
---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq0EWNuR1H8

Here I did a transcription of the first 8 bars of his performance just to see how his is moving.
---> www.cisum.info/overtherainbow.pdf


Edited by Cudo (10/12/09 03:33 AM)

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#1286982 - 10/14/09 04:01 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Cudo]
Quagles Offline
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I don't really check out specific artists but rather just the songs I really like and want to play and don't give too much attention to the player.

Though I really like Kyle Landry, his original songs isn't too shabby, and love the improvisations. I don't think ill ever play like that but one can always dream.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kylelandry?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/4/fgEdE5aLibc

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#1580327 - 12/19/10 10:02 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: Quagles]
player99 Offline
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I agree about Fabrizio Caligaris - can anyone give me some tips about how to play that chromatic run at 1.09 in Misty?
Maybe you just have to keep practicing it until your fingers bleed...

It's great that he's making his sheet music available too; not many seem to do that, so I'd appreciate any suggestions for others who do so! smile


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#1580372 - 12/20/10 01:22 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: limavady]
hibbzzy Offline
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not necessarily my favourite, but definitely worth mentioning...
ps. not jazz, but pretty sweet

Ronald Jenkees
My favourite of his songs and the link to his channel here: http://www.easyonears.com/ronal-jenkees.html

and

Jervy Hou
My favourite of his songs and the link to his channel here:
http://www.easyonears.com/jervy-hou.html


Edited by hibbzzy (12/20/10 01:48 AM)
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#1583804 - 12/25/10 11:45 AM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: limavady]
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#1583992 - 12/25/10 07:58 PM Re: Favorite pianist(s) on youtube [Re: limavady]
kdi Offline
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There are a lot of good ones out there and I may be prejudiced, but I like my teacher's playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzekgR0fwMM

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