Friday, May 22, 2009

One of the First Pianists to Inspire Me in a Long Time!

Love the sound this guy gets! Looks like he's using open position chords, some inversions, and a simple melody in the Key of D Major.

But it's the sound I like. Very nice and unrushed. Great performance. And it's all improvised in the moment!


  1. Wow, he's really good! What's his name?

    - Chas

  2. Chas, his first name is Tom. Don't know the last since he didn't post it. Here's the bio from his site:

    love playing jazz piano, although I came to it late. I started in my mid twenties I'm currently 50 years old. I began piano lessons at 9. I quit formal lessons at 16. I studied classical, but also played a fair amount of gospel for church as a teenager. At 26 I was lucky enough to find a jazz piano instructor who had a great methodology. I took for about a year. Mainly he taught me how to listen to recordings and solo's, and how to emulate them. Unfortunately, work took me away from piano for a while, but the past few years I have been much more consistent in playing. My work really doesn't allow me to gig, so I play for my own enjoyment. I saw some great solo video's on youtube, so I thought I would join in. I hope somebody out there enjoys it.