M.Leddy + piano   32

Henry Butler (1948–2018)
He was a pianist of tremendous intensity, and a great unhurried conversationalist, with a dry sense of humor.
jazz  music  piano 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
From my dad’s CDs
And now, composer, pianist, organist, singer, and bandleader Thomas “Fats” Waller.
family  jazz  music  piano 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Brooks Kerr (1951–2018)
Brooks Kerr, pianist and Duke Ellington scholar, has died at the age of sixty-six.
DukeEllington  jazz  piano 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Cecil Taylor (1929–2018)
When I think of Taylor’s music, I think of words from David Bowie’s “Modern Love”: I try. I try. I recognize that a genius is at work and want to engage what’s happening. Sometimes I can.
jazz  music  piano 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Alex Katz’s piano
We have the same model Beckwith piano at home.
art  piano 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Thanks to the library
Dating a piano and looking up “dord.”
dictionary  libraries  piano 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Review: Duke Ellington, An Intimate Piano Session
These sixteen recordings, all made on August 25, 1972, are a considerable addition to the body of Ellington’s work as solo pianist and accompanist.
DukeEllington  jazz  music  piano 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“E” is for Ellington
Up to “E” in my dad’s CDs. With “Melancholia” and “Reflections in D.”
DukeEllington  family  jazz  music  piano 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Horace Parlan (1931–2017)
The New York Times has an obituary.
jazz  music  piano 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Introducing Seymour
Bernstein emerges as a man of consummate wisdom and monastic simplicity, having renounced aspirations to a big career, as it’s called, for his own version of happiness. And who can argue with that?
film  music  piano  teaching 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Cedar Walton (1934–2013)
“The old heads are dying off.”
jazz  piano 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
Marian McPartland (1918–2013)
Of all the duets Marian McPartland played, my favorites are the ones on a 1973 Halcyon LP with Joe Venuti.
jazz  piano 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
Earl “Fatha” Hines on film
A great depiction of a musician off the bandstand, playing and talking in the afternoon hours before a night’s performance.
jazz  music  piano 
july 2013 by M.Leddy
George Shearing (1919–2011)
From the New York Times obituary
jazz  music  piano 
february 2011 by M.Leddy
Learn at home! From 1934.
advertising  jazz  music  piano 
november 2010 by M.Leddy
A headstone for James P. Johnson
The James P. Johnson Foundation is raising funds to buy a headstone for Johnson’s unmarked Queens grave.
jazz  music  piano 
october 2009 by M.Leddy
Dave McKenna, playing, talking
87 minutes of private recordings by the late pianist
jazz  music  piano 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
Glenn Gould chair project
How to make a functional equivalent of Glenn Gould's famous chair
GlennGould  music  piano  how-to 
december 2008 by M.Leddy
Art Tatum, <i>God Is in the House</i>
Review of live Tatum recordings, 1940-1941
jazz  piano  music 
may 2008 by M.Leddy
Proust and the piano
Passge from Sodom and Gomorrah
Proust  piano 
august 2007 by M.Leddy
John Hicks (1941-2006)
Brief reminiscence of hearing John Hicks
music  jazz  piano 
may 2006 by M.Leddy

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