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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicJazz · 10 years ago

I need some jazz pianist to listen to, I tend to like the more bluesy side of jazz, any suggestions?

i'm just getting into jazz and want to be good at improv and i heard it starts with listening so i need some pianists to listen to

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  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Slow Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3drqJ1bUmEA

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    Kenny Barron feat Stan Getz - Like Someone In Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qklfMUYJc

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    André Previn & Dinah Shore - Melancholy Baby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPJCRoQ9QoU

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    McCoy Tyner Trio & George Benson - Stella by Starlight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUwIDafNTTc

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    Barry Harris Trio - If I Loved You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z2Y9GfKk_U

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    Andre Previn feat Sylvia McNair - The Morning After

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    Art Tatum - Sweet Lorraine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZdkttppGWc

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    Hank Jones Trio - Round About Midnight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oo533L-KTI

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  • Teaim
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    No disrepect to the answerer above, but those pianists aren't heavily inspired by the blues. I'm not trying to correct anyone, I just want to save you the time and effort.

    These guys are more blues inspired...

    OSCAR PETERSON

    Jimmy Rowles

    Barry Harris

    Thats all I can think of right now. Maybe I will add some later.

  • 10 years ago

    ok well there are a number of remarkable jazz pianist. ones that are easy to listen to sound great and are fantastic improvers are bill evans, chick corea, thelonius monk, michel camilo, mcoy tyner.count basie, duke ellington, and dave brubeck. oh and just a word of advice about the improv i just discovered that for the listening to work you should actually try and play what you hear, transcribe, and pick out rhythms you like and use them.

  • Larry
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    And let me add one of my personal favorites, Art Tatum. Not necessarily a blues guy, but he was the most incredible technician of the 1950's jazz scene and set the standard for many players to follow. Lots of CDs available at Amazon; get at least one and you will probably want to get more later.

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