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Solo Rhodes songs? #2986243 04/21/19 09:51 PM
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Hey all,

I love the sound of a Rhodes, but often I only hear them in ensembles. Are there any recordings or artists that feature solo playing? Jazz in particular would be of interest.

Thanks in advance.

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Pat Martino and Gil Goldstein made two albums together of just roads and guitar. It’s a great sound. I use it as a duo model.




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Bill Evans in his trio used several interludes with voicings that were meant for the Tines.
I’d play the same voicings on Acoustic Piano and was surprised it didn’t carry tone like the bellish Rhodes..


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Early Chuck Mangione. Not solo but prominently featured. "Bellavia", "Soft", "Chase The Clouds Away" are good examples.

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I think there are four solo Rhodes tracks on this album. It's a classic album, but not really because of those tracks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyc5xGjx...BHI&index=8

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Mostly solo Rhodes with some bass and drums in the middle section.



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I don’t know if this counts, it’s just a brief jam I did with keyscape’s Rhodes.



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In a rock setting, there’s the extended Rhodes intro to “Sheep” on Pink Floyd’s “Animals.”


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Chick Corea with Joe Farrell - soprano sax


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Very prominent Rhodes in a pop setting: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GI-CeibfssU

Everything from Chick Corea with Return to forever and with Herbie Hancock in the 70s with Headhunters. I love Herbies Rhodes-sound in those early Headhunters records - that is my ideal!

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Check out Hank Jones' album Rockin' in Rhythm (1977). Straight ahead jazz trio studio session, in which he alternates tunes with Rhodes and piano. To me, it doesn't get better than this for showing off the beauty of a clean suitcase Rhodes sound for jazz. This Rhodes is set up so well that Hank seems to be able to translate his piano style to the Rhodes without thinning it out too much.

For more jazz piano concept on Rhodes, Clare Fischer albums often feature him on Rhodes, including his 1982 album Starbright, a duo with Gary Foster on alto and flute.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQYYGGML49c
Joe Sample with Crusaders all Rhodes lead!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBk0n2UST7M Various artist on Rhodes


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A practical question/comment: If I'm playing a solo gig with a keyboard where I can choose between a good piano and a good rhodes sound, I'll sometimes throw in a few tunes on rhodes, but I usually keep it 90+% acoustic piano, for two reasons. First, I feel that slathering on the rhodes will be too strange to average listener's ears. I'm talking now about gigs where you're playing for an audience most of whom did not come specifically to hear you play.

Second, given the typical ambient noise in a restaurant or bar, I don't think the rhodes will cut through as well when that's what you need. Ambient room noise will wax and wane as the crowd grows or thins or become more or less boisterous. With acoustic piano tones you can adjust your playing to match the entire spectrum. I think a rhodes tone would get washed out during the noisy times much more easily. That's my theory, anyway.

But a smattering of tunes done on a rhodes patch can be a very tasty ingredient.

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I guess there are no solo Rhodes recordings! I think the Gil Goldstein Pat Martino Rhodes/guitar duo albums come the closest.




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One of my favorite "Rhodes" songs. It's mostly solo, with just a taste of the band in the middle verses...



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Featuring my friend and Renaissance founding member John Hawken on Rhodes.



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I think Hawken is playing a digital keyboard, I don't hear any note variations. The notes of a real Rhodes have different tonal variations.


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Steven Halpern has many Rhodes only meditation albums. The Rhodes is great for this stuff.


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Check out Bill Evans “Waltz for Debby” Rhodes version,,

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@Jazz+ - You are correct. That is a 2006 re-recording. Can't find the original. Here is another Strawbs song with Rhodes prominent in the beginning but buried under other instruments later in the song.



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Originally Posted By: Shamanczarek
Mostly solo Rhodes with some bass and drums in the middle section.





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I recently came across this guy, and I haven't been able to stop listening to it:


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Originally Posted By: Brad Kaenel
One of my favorite "Rhodes" songs. It's mostly solo, with just a taste of the band in the middle verses...

Speaking of Billy Joel, this song gave me nightmare flashbacks of Prom Season 1977; I must have played it 500 times, and it didn't help that I actually looked like Billy Joel back then...


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I too played "Just The Way You Are" at many a school dance, but I still have a soft spot for the tune. Such a well written and crafted song, and Billy sounds great on this live version. I always thought the Phil Woods sax solo on the recording was one of the best pop/rock sax solos of all time as well. Great stuff...

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I believe Gil Scott Heron's "Winter In America" has a couple tunes that are just vocals and not one Rhodes, but two – Heron and Brian Jackson playing together.

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A lot of Debussy works well on a Rhodes.


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Well,The Doors Riders on the Storm would fit the bill in my mind.


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Not quite a solo, but close...
Jackie Terrasson plays Que reste-t'il de nos amours, one of my favorites.

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