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In Reply to: RE: Disagree.... posted by Cpwill on June 17, 2023 at 12:39:01
You are right. It was Frambrough. Buster was on something else I also bought at around the same time! That was a good record. It slipped by me. I love Kenny Kirkland.
The album, led by Tain, was released under the title Megawatts. I read somewhere that this was the absolute best showcase of Kirkland's playing ever recorded. Better than his work with the Marsalis clan and better than his only release as a leader. The writer made a compelling argument as to why. Listening to it, the assessment seems valid.
"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed
He was masterful on Kenny Garrett's Songbook too!
I'm just not connecting with these kind of pianists - more mathematics than sentiment. They seem to work most successfully in a higher energy context, but I don't get much melody or charm or touch out of their styles.
Keith Jarrett had all the chops but also the touch and the ability to break your heart. But he was a genius. Chops alone are not enough.
I still listen to Ahmad Jamal - he could get emotion out of the piano and went way beyond chops.
There have been some very nice European pianists too. I really like French pianist Thierry Eliez
I figured as much. Different strokes. You like Bill Charlap? If you say no, I will fall over. I also like George Cables and Richard Wyands.
Bill Charlap, George Cables and Richard Wyands all good.... Wyands reminds me of Wynton Kelly a little - loved his playing.
Add Onaje Allan Gumbs, George Duke, Victor Feldman, Hampton Hawes, Andrew Hill, Jan Hammer and of course Joe Zawinul. Plenty of feeling there.
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