OK. This guy knocked me OUT! I could listen all day!!

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  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Those syncopations! The emotion!!
    I loved it!!!
    :banana:banana:banana

     
  2. Bluesful

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    I expected a clip of me from the thread title.
     
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    That's the way to play the ****** piano.... mercilessly, show it who's boss! :mad: Boogie that mofo.
    (Monk-style triplets at 2:15! Dotted quarter cross rhythm at 2:41!)

    Boogie-woogie on public pianos is obviously a tradition now:

    (OK, less emotion maybe, but then he is English... )

    Let's make this a boogie-woogie thread...


    And one of my favourite David Lynch clips:
     
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    You mean we actually agree on something??
    :p Going to check out your clips! Love this stuff!!
     
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    Ok!!! All excellent but I REALLY dug the guy in my OP. Anyone know who he is??
     
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    Wow I am floored at the first guy! Sheesh. Later in a a few posts what are Monk style triplets. I think he is a jazz guy? But what are you referring to?
     
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    He's redefining the term elevator music...:D
     
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    Quarter-note triplets (six evenly spaced in a 4/4 bar). Not unique to Thelonius Monk by any means, but it reminded me a solo of his (damned if I can remember the track) where he played an entire chorus in quarter-note triplets. It was like "is he really going to keep this up to the end? Oh yes he is..."

    Monk is my favourite 20th century pianist. Second place would be an undignified fight between Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Little Richard. (Richard would probably withdraw in fear of getting his hair messed up...). Tag's guy seems to have inherited the spirit of all of them. (He just needs to end with his foot on the keys...)
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Holy crapola! How can people just keep walking? Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, great performance !
     
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    Just having that much energy would be nice, much less that much talent. Sheesh!!
     
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    Loved it!

    Now I want to ask a question, but it probably should have its own thread. Maybe later.
     
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    Yes! Or playing it behind his head and with his teeth, then lighting it on fire and smashing it with a sledgehammer!
    :D
     
  15. JonR

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    Steady now... :hide2:hide

    I've no problem with treating pianos with such healthy disrespect, but we're risking this morphing into the free jazz thread... Mods! :D

    The great piano dismantler Ron Geesin will lead the way...
     
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    Yes. Maybe have a little lie down first, get your thoughts back together. :)
     
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    I think that's the guy from The Claudettes, a band out of Chicago that was originally just piano and drums. I bought their first album but quickly got tired of it because it was so overcompressed and loudness maximized. I actually wrote to him to complain about it.



    He's a great player in some ways but to my ears he waaaaay overdoes the aggression and he's got white guy disease, that is take the black thing and play it faster and louder. Not necessarily better. I find it gets a little tiresome.
     
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    Yeah it's the guy from The Claudettes. I recognized the playing style

    https://theclaudettes.com/

    As mentioned above it's very distinctive but IMHO it wears out its welcome pretty fast. It's like this guy, James Booker, on meth

     
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    Nice thread sidestep into New Orleans style:
     

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