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Dick Hyman plays "Fingerbuster"

Posted By: Dave Horne

Dick Hyman plays "Fingerbuster" - 11/13/12 02:58 PM

I thought I posted this.

A lot of jazz folks know Dick Hyman and everyone here has heard him play whether you realize it or not. At any rate, here's a small sampling of his playing ...

Posted By: davefrank

Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 03:25 PM

For those further interested in the great man, please enjoy this afternoon with Dick Hyman -he talks extensively about his career, give loads of valuable piano concepts for players, and plays his ass off)

http://youtu.be/5rev_sDyeJQ
Posted By: Plowboy

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 04:04 PM

I've always thought his parents had a twisted sense of humor. He's a great pianist.
Posted By: Derulux

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 04:07 PM

Anyone know if there exists sheet music for this version? I think it would be fun to take a few days and learn this piece the way Dick plays it. smile
Posted By: BDB

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 04:23 PM

One should point out that this is by Willie "The Lion" Smith, not Jelly Roll Morton. (You cannot copyright titles.)
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 04:51 PM

I've never heard of this guy. Is his name really Dick Hymen? Goodness gracious me, that's unfortunate lol
Posted By: davefrank

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 06:46 PM

Dick Hyman, with an a
Posted By: BDB

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 06:58 PM

But unfortunate that it is so much like Dick Hindman! But Dick Hyman is better known. I have tuned for both of them, I recall.
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/13/12 09:02 PM

I noticed the difference in spelling, but still lol
Posted By: argerichfan

Re: Dick Hyman master class - 11/14/12 02:14 AM

Hi Dave,

Thanks for your post. Two very favourite non-classical CDs of mine (both Reference Recordings) are 'Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller' and 'Dick Hyman in Recital'.

Incredible playing, and he is very well recorded too!
Posted By: charleslang

Re: Dick Hyman plays "Fingerbuster" - 11/14/12 06:36 AM

I've found his teaching material on youtube to be helpful; some of the things he shows from Art Tatum are part of my regular practice these days. (The people who're posting the videos are probably violating copyrights, but . . . blah blah I don't feel guilty).

Here is just one.

[video:youtube]VKgVtH8qgOA[/video]
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