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Fatal Guillotine 12-19-2011 12:56 PM

Jazz listeners: Who are your favorite pianists
 
simple question who are some of your favorite jazz pianist and whats your favorite song by said pianist?

fatboybrandon 12-19-2011 03:49 PM



Enjoy!

Frank Sobotka 12-19-2011 07:36 PM

I never bother to learn the line up of what I listen to.

ShaDynasty 12-19-2011 08:02 PM

that ahmad jamal album is one of the greatest albums in any genre.

i'd have to say thelonius monk though, probably round midnight or epistrophy. they're in the small category of songs that send shivers down my spine. the only others i can think of that do that are 'georgia on my mind' and 'change gon come'.

oDoUoSoKo 12-19-2011 09:53 PM

Count Basie, Fats Waller, Monk, Hancock and Sun Ra of course

Fatal Guillotine 12-20-2011 09:01 AM

^this man knows

many people sleep on sun ra though

Taskmaster2112 12-20-2011 09:34 AM

Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Alice Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott, Keith Jarrett ("The Koln Concert" is a live improvised solo piano record that's maybe the most beautiful album I've ever heard), Matthew Shipp, Muhal Richard Abrams, Weldon Irvine, Dave Burrell, Harry Whitaker (he worked with Roy Ayers in the 70s, but check out his "Black Renaissance" album).

If I had to pick an absolute favorite out of that list, it would probably be Andrew Hill or Horace Tapscott (although if we were talking bandleaders Sun Ra would win hands down).

Fatal Guillotine 12-20-2011 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Taskmaster2112 (Post 2178840)
Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Alice Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott, Keith Jarrett ("The Koln Concert" is a live improvised solo piano record that's maybe the most beautiful album I've ever heard), Matthew Shipp, Muhal Richard Abrams, Weldon Irvine, Dave Burrell, Harry Whitaker (he worked with Roy Ayers in the 70s, but check out his "Black Renaissance" album).

If I had to pick an absolute favorite out of that list, it would probably be Andrew Hill or Horace Tapscott (although if we were talking bandleaders Sun Ra would win hands down).

another underrated brother know of his work with coltrane


claaa7 01-09-2012 08:10 AM

^ word, McCoy Tyner is great - one of my favorite jazz albums is "Extensions" by him. Bill Evans need a mention in this thread besides all the great ones already up here but my #1 is probably Keith Jarrett though


Fatal Guillotine 01-09-2012 12:35 PM

what do you guys think of joey defransceo?

WooHa 05-26-2012 02:33 PM

hmm probably Herbie Hancock

Edgar Erebus 05-27-2012 05:23 PM

There's too many to really choose, but lately I've been listening to a lot of Randy Weston.



Or this:


THE MASON 05-27-2012 05:59 PM

Jimmy Smith

he popularized the Hammond B3 organ, which i know isnt a piano, but i dont care. dude is real dope

WooHa 05-27-2012 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by THE MASON (Post 2230907)
the Hammond B3 organ

How in hell did i forget Booker T Jones


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