Michael Omartian: One of the Unsung Giants of Music – Rick Beato — “These interviews should be in the Library of Congress” — great info on true session musicianship

‘Jazz players’ brains are wired differently.’ ‘Just do some [drum] fills.’ — 37:30 “It’s the limitations that make the artist, not the capabilities.” — 43:30 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-fEKf3Av3c   CGPT Michael Omartian is an influential American producer, composer, arranger, and musician whose work spans several decades and encompasses a wide range of music genres. Born on … Read more

Random Catapultation Into Worldwide Stardom — Rapidly blooming to Viral within hours — Police Called To Stop Filming During Piano Livestream

“Two simple rules for not appearing on camera: (1) Don’t stand in front of the camera… (2) Don’t pick a fight with the cameraman.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65iwnI2hjAA   CGPT — The incident involving Brendan Kavanagh, a British pianist known for his boogie-woogie performances on public pianos, and a group of Chinese tourists at London’s St. Pancras International … Read more

How Eighteenth Century Piano Tuners Heard Major 3rds — 18th Century Aesthetics

Eben Goresko presents a Temperament Recital at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2000 where he demonstrates the usefulness and artfulness of tuning modern pianos in historic intonations to augment performances of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Bach, Mozart and other so called “equal temperament” composers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCu5pTBzbU In the 18th century, piano tuners, like musicians of … Read more