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The piano is a quintessential jazz instrument, even if it is not present in a given performance. The 88 keys uniquely lay out the totality of jazz composition for the eyes to behold unlike any other instrument save the vibes. Hence, piano players often have an insight into the musical performance that few others have. In this hour, we will explore a few recordings where the pianist was not only the accompanist, but also the band leader and even at times the composer.
|Joey Alexander||Moment’s Notice||Eclipse|
|Horace Silver||Gregory Is Here||In Pursuit of the 27th Man|
|Red Garland||Walkin'||Red Garland Revisited!|
|Herbie Hancock||Jessica||Fat Albert Rotunda|
|Gerald Clayton||Sir Third||Life Forum|
|Robert Glasper||Stella By Starlight||Covered (The RG Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios)|
|Ethan Iverson||For Ellen Raskin||Every Note Is True|
|Les McCann Ltd||The Preacher||The Gospel Truth|
|Ramsey Lewis||My Cherie Amour||Another Voyage|
|McCoy Tyner||Lee Plus Three||Tender Moments|