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Thread: I'd like to hear who people consider their favorite 3 jazz pianists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsschicago View Post
    I also very highly recommend his duet album with Marty Ehrlich "The Waiting Game"



    Sublime, peaceful album.

    I second that recommendation.

    For still more Mike Nock, I'd also recommend Duologue. It's another duo record, but with Dave Liebman this time.

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    It says I last visited this Forum on 26 August 2006 - the earth certainly spins faster when you get older!

    Picking just three is difficult but here we go.....

    Chick Corea - if only for his work with Gary Burton - I could listen to those two for hours

    Bill Evans - the thinking man's pianist, who can grab my attention whatever he's playing

    Herbie Hancock - I've never met the guy, but he always looks happy! And sounds good, of course!

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    Modern Pianists

    Two great modern pianists not mentioned:

    Kenny Werner
    Jackie Terrasson

    And my two favorite modern pianists

    Vijay Iyer
    Myra Melford

    And two very underrated modern pianists

    Marc Cary
    Michael Wolff

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    Keith Jarrett - Inconsistent, but a genius at times.

    Mulgrew Miller - Such a Hard-Bop Pianist, he can really work up a steam.

    Brad Mehldau - Very inventive, and thoughtful.

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    At this time :

    -Bill Evans ("Bleem... ta' ... bleem ... eeleelatoobleem")
    -Bud Powell ("...deeleedaleedoolee speelyabaleedoo...")
    -McCoy Tyner ("Dzang... dzing ... dzung")

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    I gotta say I just love the Ray Brown thing. I definitely appreciate me some Monk, Bud Powell, Tatum, Bill Evans, Herbie, Chick, etc. but it when it comes to pure listening bliss:

    (First three are in no particular order...I can't choose!)
    1. Gene Harris
    2. Benny Green
    3. Oscar Peterson

    4. Tamir Hendleman

    If we add in organists, I dig me some Jimmy and some Joey D. I appreciate it all, but I love the hard swingin' keys the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bemsha View Post
    At this time :

    -Bill Evans ("Bleem... ta' ... bleem ... eeleelatoobleem")
    -Bud Powell ("...deeleedaleedoolee speelyabaleedoo...")
    -McCoy Tyner ("Dzang... dzing ... dzung")
    Bemsha,

    Love the "written out" characterizations of those pianists' music! Spot on!

    Reminds me of reading Sterne's Tristram Shandy back in my college days. Sterne does the same sort of thing as Tristram is tuning his violin. Hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HutchFan View Post
    Here's what I came up with. Twelve of my all-time favorites:
    - Richie Beirach
    - Alan Broadbent
    - Duke Ellington
    - Erroll Garner
    - Sir Roland Hanna
    - James P. Johnson
    - Keith Jarrett
    - Steve Kuhn
    - John Lewis
    - Mal Waldron
    - Jimmy Rowles
    - Cedar Walton

    And two recent "discoveries" that are on their way to becoming favorites:
    - Martial Solal
    - Joachim Kühn
    UPDATE:
    Solal is now in my pantheon of favorites, for sure. After incessantly listening to his recordings lately, I'd put him right up there at or near the top of the list.
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    Nice thread... I'll have to check out some of the names I don't know that well.

    My three would probably be:

    Brubeck
    Silver
    Monk

    If I had to add a few others they'd be:

    Corea
    Hancock
    Tatum
    Evans

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    Coming late to this.

    Like others, 3 just won't do. I can do six, although that still doesn't do justice.

    Randy Weston
    Monk
    Ellington
    McCoy Tyner
    Bill Evans
    Oscar Peterson

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    Jazz Pianists (3 Favorites)

    McCoy Tyner
    Thelonious Monk
    Hiromi Uehara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Stevens View Post
    Anyone whose list doesn't begin with Tatum is obviously not a pianist.
    Anyone whose list doesn't even include Tatum doesn't get it.
    Since I don't play piano I'll just have to suffer with Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Wynton Kelley, Hank Jones, Bud Powell, Monk & McCoy Tyner.

    I hate being told that I don't get it by self proclaimed experts in what is a simple favorites poll.
    Congratulations on your elevation to expert on what everybody is supposed to like.

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    I'll do six and I still feel like I am leaving off 20.

    Evans
    Monk
    Hill
    Jarrett
    Mehldau
    Hancock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octo_Russ View Post
    Keith Jarrett - Inconsistent, but a genius at times.
    Inconsistent? This is the last word I would use to describe Jarrett! I think the Standards Trio is one of the most consistantly amazing bands on the planet.
    -Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsamuel View Post
    Inconsistent? This is the last word I would use to describe Jarrett! I think the Standards Trio is one of the most consistantly amazing bands on the planet.
    Agreed. And how can one be "a genius at times?" You're either a genius or you're not.
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