Friday, August 07, 2009
My favorite (living) pianist?
Original; Talented; Chops; Has feeling and emotion; Like Oscar Peterson, he can tear apart a concert grand, but can also play a ballad so tenderly that it will soften the hardest heart. Plus, he knows the canon: Diz, Bird, Bud...
Problem? His originality makes him inaccessible to a lot of people (kind of like Thelonious Monk)