The Covalent Bond

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Splashes of Color - Impressionistic Jazz Piano

I have been listening to quite a bit of piano jazz lately and I thought I would devote a playlist to those artist who play piano in an impressionistic style. This is music of mood and atmosphere, often devoid of pyrotechnics, though the pianists are certainly capable of showing off, if so desired. Bill Evans is often the first pianist many think of when referring to the impressionistic style. It is curious to note that Debussy and Ravel, both impressionistic classical composers, were very influential in Evans' musical development. Beside Evans, there are quite a few other pianists that fit the impressionistic mold like Chick Corea and Jessica Williams to name just a few. Click here to listen.

1. Letter To Evan - Bill Evans
2. Indigo - Bernardo Sassetti
3. Billy's Theme No. 1 - Jessica Williams
4. Love No. 1 - Keith Jarrett
5. Send In The Clowns - Bobo Stenson
6. Ojos De Gato - Paul Bley
7. Weep No More - Dave Brubeck
8. Steal Away - Larry Willis/McBee/Bartz
9. Just Beyond The Horizon - Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson, and Joey Baron
10. Perugia - Brad Mehldau
11. A Lark - Fred Hersch
12. Tea and Watercolors (Geoffrey Keezer) - Geoffrey Keezer
13. Hidden Message - Laszlo Gardony
14. Stan Getz In Chappaqua - Andy LaVerne
15. I'm Lost - Antonio Farao
16. Baubles, Bangles And Beads - Original - Steve Kuhn


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