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#2038128 - 02/23/13 07:33 PM Your favorite non classical solo performances
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A few of mine:

Keith Jarrett:Be My Love, Old Man River

Almost anything by Art Tatum:Tatum Pole Boogie, All The Things You Are

Adam Swanson:Maple Leaf Rag

Yiruma: The Sunbeams...They Scatter

Rombi:Paradise Theme from Angel

Mike Garson:Lullaby For Our Daughters

Luca Sestak

Bill Evans:Love Theme from Spartacus

Edited by pianoloverus (02/23/13 07:53 PM)

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#2038132 - 02/23/13 07:46 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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A broken heart. I innocently sent it to a friend of mine, not knowing that he had just gone through a breakup.

#2038133 - 02/23/13 07:51 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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Oscar Peterson, baby!!!

#2038134 - 02/23/13 07:52 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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Wow! Adam Swanson. Good to know he's got currency out of pure ragtime circles. I'm not sure he's entirely human.

Just for fun, check out the chopsticks and chopsticks redux videos with him and Tom brier fooling around at the piano. The videos were taken about a year apart. There's very much a playful "try to keep up, kid" vibe in the first one and a lot more give and take in the second one. The videos are almost like a "cutting contest".
amateur ragtime pianist

#2038139 - 02/23/13 08:03 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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My favorite folk singer, with a truly unique voice, from Staffordshire, England:

"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."

#2038151 - 02/23/13 08:35 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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#2038166 - 02/23/13 09:08 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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Koln Concert, especially Part II B (track 3).

#2038718 - 02/24/13 10:39 PM Re: Your favorite non classical solo performances [Re: pianoloverus]
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I like Bradley Sowash's (jazz educator) solo'ing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3yzH861MDY scroll to 13:50

and you can't beat Keith Jarrett

"[The trick to life isn't] just about living forever. The trick is still living with yourself forever."


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