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Old 10-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I love jazz piano, and I found some great videos.

Here's a duet by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie called "Slow Blues"



Another duet by lesser-knowns John Lewis and Billy Taylor



And finally, one of my personal favourites - Dave Brubeck and his band playing "40 Days" in 1966.

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I love Thelonious Monk. One of my favourite Monk albums is this one:

Monk Alone - The complete Colombia studio recordings 1962-1968


Simply mind blowing
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I love Thelonious Monk. One of my favourite Monk albums is this one:

Monk Alone - The complete Colombia studio recordings 1962-1968

Simply mind blowing
Couldnt have said it better myself mate. 'Well You Needn't' is a fantastic piece of music. Others I like include Bill Evans, Bob James, Dave Brubeck & Herbie Hancock. Aaron Goldberg is another one worth checking out.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry if there's already a thread like this, I did a few searches and couldn't find one.

Basically, I went to get records today, and picked up Solo Piano by Dave McKenna because I wanted something jazzy and it had a cool cover. Now I can't stop listening to it. I still have yet to venture into the world of jazz heavily, though I really like the sound. What I want are some suggestions of good jazz pianists. Anyone, whether you think I know them or not. Chances are I don't. Doesn't have to be a similar style to him or anything, just no terribly slow and boring smooth jazz stuff please Thanks in advance!
This may be a little outside of what you're looking for but Jelly Roll Morton is really worth checking out. He was one of the very early jazz pianists and died in 1941 so there aren't all that many recordings of him. I have one collection that's just called Jelly Roll Morton: the Pianist and Composer that's fantastic. If I remember correctly it was recorded all in one day sometime in the 30s (which was toward the end of his career) and it's just him on a piano solo playing mostly fast ragtime/early-jazz/whorehouse music.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ok. The Chick Corea album you recommended was great Satchmo, as well as the Bill Evans Trio album. The Koln Concert by Keith Jarrett was definitely one of my favorites out of all these recommendations. I also have been looking into Dave Brubeck, he's pretty ****ing amazing. Monk Alone is one of the few albums I've had in my collection, and I already love that one. Art Tatum was really cool as well, I listened to his album Piano Starts Here which is now probably the oldest album in my collection. The ragtime stuff is really hit or miss for me. While I really enjoyed that album, I absolutely did not like the Fats Waller track. Also, Jelly Roll Morton was interesting, but not for me. Thanks for the recommendations everyone! I've decided I need more avant garde jazz so I'll be hunting down that in addition to more by all these people.

Any chance I could get the Chick Corea album Satchmo? And Trance, Engine?
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My favorite is Gene Harris. He is one dynamic pianist.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I posted this in the Albums You're Digging thread a while back, but this album deserves mention here about as much as this thread needs to be bumped.

The Red Garland Trio - Red Garland's Piano
Sweet and mellow piano renditions of some excellent jazz standards. Definitely on the bluesier side of the jazz spectrum. Red is quickly becoming my favorite jazz ivory tickler. Very recommended.

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Chick Corea's Spain has a good bit of acoustic piano on it. Also, I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Dave Brubeck yet.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I love Spain. Excellent Corea album.

Dave Brubeck is great too. Take Five is a must have classic jazz album.A lot of his more popular stuff, like Take Five, isn't all that piano-centric. He did release a nice album a couple of years ago called Indian Summer, which is him doing some solo piano standards, and it is definitely worth checking out as well.
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