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11 year old jazz sensation in NY Times article
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/a...&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

I think some on this mostly classical forum will be interested.

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Proof that there is such a thing as talent.


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Just...wow. His understanding of harmony, chord voicing, rhythm and melody are so advanced. He has the potential to become a truly great jazz musician.



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It's interesting to compare with the classical prodigy world. 11-year old classical players almost never really move me, even when you look back at videos of great adult concert artists from when they were kids. I think of musical interpretation as one of those things (like literature and historian) that doesn't generate prodigies, while musical technique is one of those things (like chess and mathematics) that does. But this kid has achieved both, and I'm even more impressed.

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Originally Posted by beet31425
It's interesting to compare with the classical prodigy world. 11-year old classical players almost never really move me, even when you look back at videos of great adult concert artists from when they were kids.

Have you seen the videos of the eleven-year-old Benjamin Grosvenor - who just about managed to stretch to an octave at the time?

His technique then wasn't quite up to that of Evgeny Kissin when the latter was eleven, but his maturity, poetry and musical insight was on a different plane altogether.

http://youtu.be/3FJeOaRjZaE

Unlike jazz performers, classical pianists have to play music that is already known, and it's much more difficult to make an impact as a kid. Especially when there are recordings of the music by all the greatest pianists who've ever lived, which one can't help comparing them to......


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I think a very high percentage of adult great pianists were musical prodigies who played both technically and musically at an incredibly high level at a young age. That doesn't mean they were as good technically and musically as they were in their twenties, or thirties, etc.

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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
I think a very high percentage of adult great pianists were musical prodigies who played both technically and musically at an incredibly high level at a young age. That doesn't mean they were as good technically and musically as they were in their twenties, or thirties, etc.


Well, if being a prodigy is a prerequisite to becoming a great pianist, not hard work, might I just quit right now?

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Just bought his album on iTunes. Digging it right now.


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