Your Favorite Piano Part?

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    The solo on Aladdin Sane. :):)
     
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    I love many of the songs named and shown here, brings back so many memories, like they’re tattooed in your brain.
    Several years ago PBS had a concert by Marvin Hamlisch.
    When he first sat down at the piano and struck the first chord you could tell this guy is something special.
    I watched the whole concert not knowing any of the songs he played, but I was just blown away at his talent and the beauty of the music.
    Just wanted to throw this out there.
     
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    Not necessarily my favorite, but I really enjoy the piano break on Tom Petty’s To Find a Friend from the Wildflowers album. I always thought Benmont was kind of a secret weapon of the Heartbreakers’ sound.
     
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    If not one of the best, the most fun. I would love to play this.



    Allman Brothers - Jessica
     
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    Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1



    Claude Debussy - Clair Delune



    Yes, I tend to lean towards the Impressionist composers :D

    This specific version of Beethoven's Moonlight mvt. 1



    My wife's arrangement of Hans Zimmer's Chevaliers de Sanreal





     
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    Ah, this IS the one I "knew" I was forgetting!

    In terms of classical stuff, Chopin's Preludes. Exquisite.

    And when it's snowing, Bach.
     
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    It's at the end of the "Zappa medley" but it's so great I included the whole thing. George lets it rip on "Inca Roads" too. RIP GD and FZ!

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    Beethoven's Moonlight and Appassionata sonatas. The entire sonatas are wonderful, but I am partial to the third movements in both. (I am partial to the Rudolf Serkin performances).



     
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    W3stie's already posted Life On Mars, so I'm going with Ray Manzarek's solo in The Crystal Ship:

     
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    Possibly Floyd Cramer... he certainly recorded an instrumental version of this song ?
     
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    And I could probably do a whole thread on Billy Powell:





     
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    Bruce Hornsby's classic
     
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    I tend to much DISlike electric piano. Sounds like crayons burping.

    But Billy Preston's electric piano on "Don't Let Me Down"--shazam! Great stuff.
     
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    Bruce Hornsby. "Darlin' Corey" from the Bill Monroe tribute album, "Big Mon".
     
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    YOTC is a fantastic record with great guitar playing. I especially like the solo on One Stage Before
     
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    Already Mentioned... a whole bunch of Dave Brubeck & Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock.

    After that I mostly think Classical. Chopin, Bach, mostly.

    There's a lot of pop/rock piano I don't like even though I really love Piano. Too many artists who are not pianists who just take guitar-ish rhythm parts and take them over to the piano.

    Then there is Billy Joel.. I mostly hate his classic songs, even though he is quite a good pianist. I don't really mind Elton John.

    And then despite everything I said I like some of the Coldplay stuff with Piano.. even though it is probably not really "good piano", and the production on a lot of their albums is horrible if you start listening with a good audio system.

    I like the simpler Chopin stuff more than some of the bombastic stuff.



    Glenn Gould playing Bach's WTC.. I've never gotten sick of listening to this:

     
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    Or, all of Survivor's Suite but Country takes me right back to first discovering jazz

     
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