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fendrguitplayr
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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Apr 23rd, 2007 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chuck Leavell
Bruce Hornsby
Bill Payne
Stevie Wonder
Dave Bruebeck

I really like Leavell's style the best. Who do you like ?

Chuck Leavell

garp
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Connecticut USA

"...and your little dog, too!"
Apr 23rd, 2007 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Too many to mention, but some of my favorites are:
Chick Corea
Donald Fagen
Dave Grusin
Garth Hudson
Elton John
Dr. John
Marian McPartland
George Winston

Gone, but not forgotten:
Joe Hunter
Johnnie Johnson
Kenny Kirkland
Richard Manuel
Thelonious Monk

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Australia

Does Moe's have a bathroom?
Apr 24th, 2007 01:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oscar Peterson
Ahmad Jamal
Diana Krall

Teleman027
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Massachusetts

I'm sh-sh-shakin' like a house of cards
May 2nd, 2007 11:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ben Folds, Franz Nicolay

Old
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Colorado Front Range

May 3rd, 2007 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I cut my teeth in the early 60s on Ray Charles. The Genious NEVER gets old.

fendrguitplayr
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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
May 4th, 2007 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The ironic thing is that some of the best piano players are relatively unknown studio cats, IMO.

garp
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Connecticut USA

"...and your little dog, too!"
May 4th, 2007 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Indeed. Another reason why I lament the decline in popularity of vinyl LPs, CDs and their liner notes/credits. Reading the “fine print” introduced me to great studio players like Michael Omartian, Greg Phillinganes and Patrick Leonard.

cjm123

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ooltewah, tn
May 5th, 2007 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mozart: Eschenbach

Bach: Gould

Chopin: Rubinstein, Pollini, Ashenkenzy

Beethoven: Kempff, Rubinstein

popular styles (pop, soul, jazz, etc): Ellington, Jelly Roll, Joplin, Monk etc

El Kabong
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Point Pleasant, NJ

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
May 16th, 2007 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beethoven: The last five by Pollini are peerless!

Chopin: add Novaes

Bach: add Landowska

Sviatoslav Richter: almost anything!

Alfred Brendel: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert

Glenn Gould: Beethoven piano sonata #13; Haydn late piano sonatas

El Kabong
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Point Pleasant, NJ

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
May 16th, 2007 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bill Evans

El Kabong
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Point Pleasant, NJ

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
May 16th, 2007 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beethoven: Solomon Cutner

madtm
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St. Louis

May 20th, 2007 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Early Jazz: No one mentioned Art Tatum?
Recorded Classical: I'd add Vladmir Horowitz to the great lists above
Contemporary jazz: I've been listening to Alan Broadbent.
And just for fun: Jerry Lee Lewis. . .





shakeys gone
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australia

oh baby
May 31st, 2007 01:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Roy Bird

zeprin
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Sunny(?) FL

Day After Day, Alone On A Hill...
Jun 10th, 2007 12:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nat "King" Cole (they didn't call him King fer nuthin')

Bob James

Rachmaninov playing... well you know.

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Bobby Enriquez

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Charlie Macon
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Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Jul 23rd, 2007 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nicky Hopkins (Rest in Peace)

treeman
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USA

Aug 7th, 2007 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Check our Erroll Garner on Youtube. Will blow your mind!

fendrguitplayr
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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Aug 28th, 2007 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I gotta add Burt Cummings and Ray Charles !

Portsider
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Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Aug 31st, 2007 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No McCoy Tyner

kego
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Houston, TX

Give me a second to think of something..
Sep 3rd, 2007 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of my favorites have already been mentioned. I'd add Chris Stainton, and of course,

this guy...

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

What would Sammy the Bull do?
Sep 7th, 2007 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lots of the names already mentioned but I also love Les McCann and Joe Gilman. Then there's Mark Levine.

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