Keith, although having dropped off the face of the earth this year, just recently released a new live 2 CD set of a solo concert recorded in 1996. It's always a total SHOCK to listen to Keith again after a period of not listening. Compared to Keith, everyone who plays the piano is an amoeba compared to the Einstein that Keith is. This concert captures Keith at a peak in his career, and features all the different moods, tonal and atonal harmonies, boogies (one of the best I ever heard from him), free ballads, classically influenced improvisations, even a straight ahead Stella by Starlight with an extended Dave McKenna style walking bassline section - wow!
Every nuance of the CD is out of this world- touch, tone, layering, inner lines up the kazoo, an epic version of MY Wild Irish Rose, massive use of the whole keyboard, and I'm only done with one of the two CD's so far) There is everybody else that ever lived, and then there is THIS. Listen to this genius/master/father of modern piano at your own risk! Has there been another Bach since 1742?
At this point he has removed himself from view..perhaps he's too disgusted with this world in the Trump era and feels we don't deserve to get taken to heaven any more? Obviously serious illness or Chronic Fatigue may have him sidelined, whoever is in charge of his PR is also a genius, not one leak in the boat since March...
Last edited by Dfrankjazz; 11/19/18 01:40 PM.