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#2447041 - Today at 01:43 AM Blues Piano Listening Suggestions Please (no vocals)
tangleweeds Offline

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Registered: 12/21/08
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Loc: Portland, OR
It's maybe odd, but I don't usually like music with singing. There's exceptions of course, but I prefer acoustic instrumental music. I'm fine with scratchy old recordings, and love stride and early jazz (plus the usual roster of great 20th century jazz pianists).

Can anyone suggest some blues piano recordings I might enjoy listening to?

TIA!
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#2447086 - Today at 07:19 AM Re: Blues Piano Listening Suggestions Please (no vocals) [Re: tangleweeds]
Rerun Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 832
Loc: Louisiana
Hey TW, I wasn't sure whether you wanted some vocals or not so the first one has some (with some good piano background I might add), the other is an instrumental favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKUV8Mu0rFY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip9hiHuqu2o
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#2447096 - Today at 07:54 AM Re: Blues Piano Listening Suggestions Please (no vocals) [Re: tangleweeds]
Mark Polishook Offline
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Registered: 11/29/12
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Loc: Leicester, UK
With Aunt Hagar's Blues (Art Tatum) you get the best of both stride and blues



If you get the Hal Leonard transcription book

http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=672316&lid=672316

there's a transcription of Aunt Hagar. It's also in one of the John Mehegan books and probably available for free online somewhere.
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#2447107 - Today at 09:01 AM Re: Blues Piano Listening Suggestions Please (no vocals) [Re: tangleweeds]
seniormoment Offline
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Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 29
Sorry I don't have any suggestions for piano recordings. I agree with you, I prefer music without singing. I can listen to almost any instrumental, even Bluegrass, (no offense anyone) until they start singing. Exception for me is a good choir. I think you're the first person I've ever heard say this. thanks!

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#2447169 - Today at 01:52 PM Re: Blues Piano Listening Suggestions Please (no vocals) [Re: tangleweeds]
KurtZ Offline
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 1265
Loc: The Heart of Screenland
Funny, in the blues, I get burnt out on instrumentals and prefer all them 7's to support a really good vocal performance. T' each 'is own as it suits 'im.

Kurt
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