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Worlds best Keyboard Player?


Zuben

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Funny you should mention "world's best keyboard player". The father of some kid my youngster knows found out that I play and cornered me in at a kids sporting event with a pop quiz on all "the bests" (who's the best piano player, best drummer, most difficult song, etc.) I was informed that the best piano player ever is Oscar Peterson. I was bummed to find out that I flunked every question - but am glad to have the answers for the next time somebody grills me!

 

 

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I had the invite to go from the sound company, but when the venue was changed from Tallahassee, the drive home was too far for this old rocker, and I don't camp very well anymore. I heard the show was great and it was cold. I also was told they had to send one of the B-3's from one on the other stages over to Billy? Did the band fly in? I hope to get to meet you and see Billy sometime in the future. If you are ever around Tallahassee and want to grab a cold one, give me a shout.

 

 

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Jim,

 

They brought the B3 and Leslie over. Everyone flew in and out. Came in Friday afternoon and left Sunday. We actually got a chance to hang out around the venue. I have been there twice with Feat but Feat have played Swaunee 3 times. They recorded a live CD there.

 

Cold? Sure was! It was pretty funny to see Billy try to play a song with gloves on. It only lasted about 3 minutes.

 

2 hours and 10 minutes of nonstop Little Feat. Great show, good crowd.

 

 

After the 1st of the year there is a lot of things coming up for the band so keep an ear out. If all goes right, it will be a great 08 tour with some surprizes.

 

Peace!

 

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Dick Hyman though Ray Manzarek comes in a close second .....

 

 

 

 

just kidding.

No guitarists were harmed during the making of this message.

 

In general, harmonic complexity is inversely proportional to the ratio between chording and non-chording instruments.

 

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Personally, I think Billy is up there, but we all know that Best [Art] or Artist is really just silly. That's why I don't like awards shows.

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http://www.schickele.com/images/Scanned/pdqface2.jpg

 

I was going to ask if that was who I thought it was, but when I saw the URL for the picture, I knew it. One of the all time masters, PDQ Bach himself. (Schickele is a genius)

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You guys bring up some good ones. I would have agreed until I jammed with the older, smaller and better looking guy in the picture. This guy can play like no one else I've heard before. I was lucky enough to jam with him. His playing put me to shame. I realized I have a long, long way to go.

 

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You guys bring up some good ones. I would have agreed until I jammed with the older, smaller and better looking guy in the picture. This guy can play like no one else I've heard before. I was lucky enough to jam with him. His playing put me to shame. I realized I have a long, long way to go.

 

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Ummmmmmmmm, which one are you? :)

 

I apologize for that. Really. I do.

 

BTW, nice hat. :o:laugh::wave:

 

 

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You guys bring up some good ones. I would have agreed until I jammed with the older, smaller and better looking guy in the picture. This guy can play like no one else I've heard before. I was lucky enough to jam with him. His playing put me to shame. I realized I have a long, long way to go.

 

http://members.cox.net/enetrealdeals/images/Jam.jpg

I've never seen Leon Russell play without his shades before...

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Now, here's a thread you're never going to find any agreement on. Best? Not sure. Guy you wish you played like? He's already been mentioned - Bill Evans.

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Please note that I had ended that subject with a ? mark. I know it is very debatable.

 

I have played with some of the artists mentioned in the studio and live and played many times with Bill Payne. I can say that when Billy is on (99% of the time) there are an elite few that can stay with him today.

 

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For that particular style of music, I would agree 100% with you.

 

If someone called Moment's Notice or Rhythm changes

at quarter note =300, we're talking a whole different ballgame.

 

It's as different has apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes.

 

 

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