Monday, December 19, 2011
New Video Playlist - "Happiness ... A Thing Called Stride".
The video collection (7 posts) represents the range and spirit of my concert concept of stride piano across the generations. It is curious, I suppose, that I have been reluctant, until recently, to put myself out there as a "stride guy" (of sorts), when this is how I came in, and clearly what continues to drive my approach to performance. I finally get it, though: "stride" piano remains respected and vital, both as an historical view, and as a performance approach that can retain contemporary relevance in the jazz world. So here I am, and here it is - coming soon (hopefully) to a jazz venue near you.