I listen to him whenever I feel sorry for myself for having piano-induced aches in my neck or shoulders.
I use his arrangement for Satin Doll. Here it is (note error: bass clef notes should be D and E not G and A):
Thanks a lot
chromatic idea is simple but I never hit it, despite I played this song a lot. But notice he is really playing G and A. It's very slight reharmonisation, ii - V instead of ii-V-ii-V. But he may also think about just V for two bars. Oh, and I suppose there may be C# and F# instead of C and F in third bar, but I'm not sure and I can't check it out on the piano right now.
Kiedysktos: What a wonderful clip. What I love:
1. So many musicians PREACH that less is more, but then play a million notes. He has the audience (and me) in the palm of his hand with such simplicity.
2. Quotations are usually in jokes for jazz musicians, but he quotes Tea for Two and gets a laugh out of the audience.
3. This is a great example of an improviser "talking" to his audience through his improvisation and they understand exactly what he's saying.
Just great stuff.
Agreed. This performance is something that's hard to forget.