Who is your favorite jazz pianist?

What album do you feel best showcases their skills?

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  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Oscar and Brubeck were my favourites during my early listening days but then i heard of Cecil Taylor ( avant garde ) and from then on no one comes near to his intense and uncompromising style, listen to the following :-

    Cecil Taylor -

    Conquistador ! rec'10/66 on Blue Note 76749

    Winged Serpent ( Sliding Quadrants ) - rec' 10/84 on soul Note 121089

    For Olim rec' 4/86 on Soul Note 121150 ( solo ).

    My favourite album of his is a vinyl two record set recorded at Fat Tuesday's N.Y.N.Y. on Feb 8/9 '80

    and released in '81 on hat Hut SIXTEEN (2R16) called - It Is In The Brewing Luminous.

    Source(s): Collection.
  • 8 years ago

    Dave Brubeck, favorite album is Jazz impression of Japan, best showcase of skills - Dziekuje

  • 8 years ago

    Bill evans

    Oscar Peterson

    Art Tatum

    Thelonius Monk

    Those are probably my favs but there are still some great pianists. In fact I can't really think of a bad jazz pianist.....

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Thelonius Monk

    George Duke

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  • 8 years ago

    Check out Abdullah Ibrahim

  • 8 years ago

    I'm with James, how can you just pick one.

    Count, Duke, Brubeck... But one was in a league of his own Art Tatum Jr.

    Child prodigy, learned by ear and everyone who ever heard him said he had perfect pitch from the get go. He was technically blind but picked up songs by just hearing them once.

    Now Album?

    Pick any and all. Every single song was a work of ART!

    Elegy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNAJlqn0nO4

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    All The Things You Are

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

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    Tiger Rag

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaPeks0H3_s

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    And I never thought anybody could top Duke's version of In a Sentimental Mood. But I was wrong

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TFsivvi8Gk

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    Blues in B Flat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8llL1czb1yU

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    Art Tatum - The Art Of Jazz Piano

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUOp1W2aqiw

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I can't just choose one: Dave Brubeck; Joe Sample; Dave Grusin; Oscar Peterson. Their styles are so different that it is impossible to say that one is better than another. On of my favorite albums is Grusin's "Discovered Again".

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Mose Allison - Down Home Piano

    Edit: A TD for liking Mose Allison! What is the world coming to?

  • 8 years ago

    Vince Guaraldi from Charlie Brown and Peanuts.

    Source(s): I asked Laquesha and Tyreesa from down the block foo doo dang diddly dum dum. Preach Ebonics.
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