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    Default 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?

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    Enjoy!


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

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    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'.

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

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    ^this man knows

    many people sleep on sun ra though

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    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taskmaster2112 View Post
    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


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    ^ 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




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    what do you guys think of joey defransceo?

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    hmm probably Herbie Hancock

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



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    Jimmy Smith

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MASON View Post
    the Hammond B3 organ
    How in hell did i forget Booker T Jones

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