Keyboard Players

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    Keyboard Players

    Favorites (not necessarily the "best" although they probably are / will be) from past and present.  With a band, or a solo artist, of course.  

    As long as I created this thread, I get to go first with one of mine:
    Christine McVie.  :)

    Name some of your favorites.  Have at it.  
     
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    John Lord
    Billy Preston
    Rick Wakeman
    Keith Emerson
    Richard Tandy
    Ray Charles
    Ray Manzarek
    "The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis
    Little Richard
    Billy Joel
    Elton John
    Dennis DeYoung


    Good God! there are so many!...I can't even think of them all.

     
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    Liberace rules. ............... Years ago I read a short biography about him.  I can't say that I identify with the man.  But in total, he did some very respectable things during his life.

     
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    [QUOTE]John Lord Billy Preston Rick Wakeman Keith Emerson Richard Tandy Ray Charles Ray Manzarek "The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis Little Richard Billy Joel Elton John Dennis DeYoung Good God! there are so many!...I can't even think of them all.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE

    Beat me to it, Wakeman in a class by himself, though Keith Emerson  is pretty close.

    Funny story on Emerson. I just watched a retrospective on ELP recently and Emerson talks about how he idolized Leonard Bernstein. So when he convinced Bernstein to listen to him play, he was mortified when told he was "adequate"
     
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    Gotta second Zil's choices of Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Ray Charles.

    I'm particularly fond of the New Orleans style of Fats Domino and Dr. John.

    My favorite New Wave keyboardist is Joe Jackson.

    If ya wanna get funky, go with Bernie Worrell.

    One keyboard player I got turned onto recently when he opened for Nick Lowe is Geraint Watkins. He put on a great show.

    Accordion is a keyboard instrument so I must add my favorite Zydeco player, Clifton Chenier.

    And can't forget one of the unsung founders of Rock N' Roll, Chuck Berry's great pianist, Johnnie Johnson.

     
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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6CpJ3-BzNA

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXu00ZwcJ5w

    Matt Bellamy - Muse

    classically trained, but rocks it with the best of them. i would LOVE to hear him jamming.

    oh, right. there are others!

    John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)
    Neal Evans (Soulive)
    Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
     
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    Ben Folds is one of the best out there today. The intro to Narcolepsy is just dazzling.
    Johnnie Johnson - seconded...ab-so-lute-ly
    Ian Stewart (Stones, et al.)
    Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis, Traffic, etc.)
    John Paul Jones (Zep)
    Nils Lofgren (Neil Young, E St. Band, etc.)
    Medeski - seconded...an impressive player indeed
    Page McConnell (Phish, Vida Blue)
    Richard Wright (Floyd)

    My all-time #1: Stevie Wonder 
     
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    I would add Billy Powell from Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
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    Lots of great names, but I will put Nicky Hopkins out there as well.

    My fav's will always be Emerson & Lord.
     
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    not counting any of the jazz giants, of course...

    *cough* MONK *cough*

    ...talk about innovation. nobody ever has or ever will play like that again.

    i actually saw Dave Brubeck in concert last year, he's old but he can still crank it all out as well as you could ever ask for.

    and matty, good call with Ben Folds...did you know the BF5 is recording a new album?
     
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    Keith Jarret  -- enough said.  :)

    re: Ben Folds: he's on fire as a judge on the a cappella competition currently airing, although overall, the competition is not as compelling -- as most shows of that ilk, they wear thin after a while :(  
     
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    LOVE Keith...though i must say i'm more of a Brad Mehldau kinda guy.  he does some awesome interpretations of Nick Drake, Radiohead, Paul Simon, and i'm sure others...not to mention his own stuff kicks some serious butt.
     
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    In Response to Re: Keyboard Players:
    [QUOTE]not counting any of the jazz giants, of course... *cough* MONK *cough* ...talk about innovation. nobody ever has or ever will play like that again. i actually saw Dave Brubeck in concert last year, he's old but he can still crank it all out as well as you could ever ask for. and matty, good call with Ben Folds...did you know the BF5 is recording a new album?
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    Agreed on Monk, Brubeck, Jarrett...and add: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans

    I did know that about BF5 reuniting to record...very intriguing. :))  I'm a huge fan of Ben's career, but I have to say honestly that Songs For Silverman was far superior to most any of his output since then.  Here's hoping that Darren and Robert provide a newfound spark....
     
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    Joe Jackson
     
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    David Sancious.







     
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     Let's get serious, Stevie Wonder played every keyboeard imaginable and even created some keyboard instruments.
     
     
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    I just want to say that I am absolutely THRILLED that no one said Chris Martin.


    And though I do not consider myself a doors fan, I'm surprised that only zilla mentioned Ray Manzarek...
     
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