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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Feb 7, 2019.
Chopin - Nocturne in E-Flat Major
The Associates "Party Fears Two." And that voice, too, wow. One of my Top 3 favorite songs, the others being Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" and Guaraldi's "Linus And Lucy," all stellar piano bits.
I managed to turn the piano part into a guitar solo for one of my songs.
I can't believe Bill Evans only gets one mention in this list?!
I'll add two more, both from Sunday at the Village Vanguard...
First - Alice in Wonderland... how absolutely beautiful and delicately he plays the opening melody...
Second - Gloria's Step... the man just cuts right through flesh and bone with ebony and ivory to tap the very essence of being.
Pretty much all of Sunday at the Village Vanguard deserves to be on the list. Bill Evans, you simply can not argue that he was one of the finest pianists ever.
Like others already mentioned : Feelin' alright, Chopin, Dave Brubeck...
I love Gonzales' Solo piano albums.
Little Richard's "Slippin & Slidin" : the piano just adds that low mids to the mix that changes how I vibrate...
Lately, I've been listening a lot to the Jim Jones Revue.
In "High Horse" the little bridge part at 2:12 makes my head move
One of the best rock'n'roll I've seen live, these guys could rock a stage. The piano was plugged to a freaking Orange OR50 ! Sounded killer.
Look up Henry Herbert for some nice boogie woogie playing.
Two pieces spring immediately to mind: Mozart's D minor piano concerto (though TBH the most moving passages are not the piano-only parts), and the Benny Goodman/Earl Wild version of Rhapsody in Blue. Then Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock.
Then after a minute I remembered Ravel's piano concerto in G major. In my view one of the most beautiful pieces of music in the world. (The sound quality of Spotify's copy of the Martha Argerich/Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado version doesn't do it justice, sadly, so I'll have to dig out my turntable).
But nothing has sprung to mind from my usual rock genre... Maybe I don't think of the piano in that way?
Great question btw. Look forward to reading other people's answers once I've posted this.
I always loved Steven Tylers piano part on kings and queens song off draw the line album
I dunno if this would count but.....
I love the piano intro (the little descending notes) that Glen D. Hardin plays on Elvis's version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water".....
Lots of jazz (Oscar Peterson anyone?) and classical, but just on the road to rock and roll I'd submit
Roy Bittan's organ/piano piece to open Dire Straits Tunnel of Love (from Making Movies) is so evocative
David Sancious' music box interlude between Incident on 57th Street / Rosalita on The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle.
Both are kind of perfect. In fact, speaking of Sancious and Bittan, song for song I feel the pianos on most of Springsteen's stuff are pretty unforgettable.