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Jackson Pollack at Work
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You may get a smile from the from this free improvisation based on the work of Jackson Pollack)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-yLAYzxrwE&t=71s

Blessings and keep swingin'

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Wow! This was GREAT! Thanks much


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Hey Dave, I hope the jazz players here listen to your presence on every note even at incredible speed.. Not every jazz “great” does this. When I studied with Connie Crothers I got a record player that did 16rpm so I could sing along with Bird. He was present on every note and there was no chestin’ at 16 rpm.. Not so with a lot of others


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Dfrankjazz #3002584 07/14/20 05:44 PM
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Brilliant Dave.

I've heard you play some great stuff, but that is up there with the very best.
Hope you're still safe and well in New York.

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Actually, Lennie Tristano told me once that he sped Art Tatum down by 50% and Lennie said he wasn't hitting lots of his lines perfectly. HAHA!! Once Lennie told me that Art Tatum was "the greatest cocktail pianist that ever lived", another time that Monk was the "stupidest piano player that ever lived" HAHAHA

Blessings and keep swingin, thanks for writing, hi from NYC)

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Originally Posted by Dfrankjazz
Once Lennie told me that Art Tatum was "the greatest cocktail pianist that ever lived", another time that Monk was the "stupidest piano player that ever lived" HAHAHA
That is, Lenny Tristano simply did not know that Monk played Tatum's solo by ear and from the piano roll, but categorically did not use it in his own music (except for the whole-tone scale).

Dave, your playing is an real atomic explosion !!!

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Dave, could it be that in this recording there are gluings and corrections of the playback speed?

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You the man. Respect.

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I'd give anything to hear Monk play Tatum) The Pollack recording was done live with no alteration.

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Originally Posted by Dfrankjazz
I'd give anything to hear Monk play Tatum)
In 1974, Oscar Peterson gave a solo recital as part of Tallinn Jazz Festival, devoting it to the history of jazz from New Orleans period to the current time. Unfortunately, I was not there; however, according to the stories of friends, everything that we knew from the discography of the OP turned out to be the tip of the iceberg, which hid acquaintances with the styles of E.Garner, T.Monk, B. Powell, B. Evans, MсСoy Tyner and S. Taylor. I never heard anything similar on O.P. records. The signature sound of a great musician and his musical baggage are two fundamental differences.

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Hi Dave / Nahum

Dick Hyman did a TV program in the 1980s on BBC TV, where he did covered a lot of Jazz Piano styles in a program called "The Honky Tonk Professor":

It's available in sections on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5sghM6Xto

I know you've worked with Dick Hyman Dave, and I suspect to musicians who know him this wouldn't be a surprise, but if anyone isn't aware of this program it's fantastic. I recorded it on VHS at the time and have copied it to DVD. It's a treasure trove for Jazz Piano fans that I watch every year or so to remind myself how useless I am! A bit like all your masterclasses compressed into an hour Dave.

Nahum, Oscar Peterson released a superb Live in Russia album the year you mention. I haven't played it for a long time, but my recollection is that like the vast majority his recordings from that era it was superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5_Rs8UgRs

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Simon, what a coincidence: I decided not to mention Dick Hyman's double album, where he plays "A Child Is Born" in all styles of jazz piano , you mentioned his name instead of me. .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uKBfCJn410

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Listening to that now Nahum. Fantastic.

There is a great moment in the Honky Tonk Professor, when talking about Oscar Peterson's style:

Russell Davies: "Some people I know don't go for Peterson 100% because they feel the sort sense of struggle with the instrument is just missing, the mastery is so complete, that it's too relaxed to involving".

Dick Hyman: "Would that we all had that problem".

Cheers

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Dick is absolutely great in every way, as a pianist, educator, and person! He was extremely generous with his time and talent, and is a real genius) A wonderful guy..


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