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vdreignsuponus1
02-01-2005, 03:23 PM
name says it all! name who think is/are the best!

personally, ive never seen a keyboardist like jordan rudess. he's one of the only musicians that i can stare at and watch for hours that doesnt play drums. i mean, his technique is so blind blowing! how can a man be this creative, this fast, this classically trained, and still be breathing the same air as all the rest of us!

it's just amazing!:D

johngregson
02-01-2005, 03:44 PM
Other players such as Lale Larson, Mike Keneally and Tony Macalpine are pretty damn good as well!
I know some pretty mind-blowing pianists as well, it's quite terrifying watching them tear it up. But then, each instrument has it's own difficulties.
But yeah, I'd agree that Jordan is certainly the most visible virtuoso of the keyboard. Seeing Dream Theater play last January blew my mind - his playing's insane! Not just chops - his musicianships fantastic as well, of course!
John.

Lucius
02-02-2005, 03:03 AM
Bill Risby! (Local dude, efen great!)

scott h
02-03-2005, 04:59 AM
ahhh bill evens... his piano solo on Flamenco Sketches is one of my favourite musical moments.

At the moment my favourite guy is Prince's keyboardist, Renato Neto. he is so damn cool.

drummaman1
02-03-2005, 12:14 PM
MaltBuddow3 Bill Evans is the MAN!!!! I've been listening incessantly to his last trio, before he died, with Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. What music! I find something new every time I listen!

Check out Keith Jarrett. He is a little 'unconventional' but is one of the living greats of the piano. And he plays a mean set of drums, too. Start with his current Standards Trio, and work your way back in time, with his 'American' and 'European' Quartets.

CarpathiasRise
02-03-2005, 07:34 PM
Jordan rudess! and my friend let me hear glenn gould (spell check) doing some bach renditions that were awesome

frank
02-03-2005, 08:38 PM
VITALJ KUPRIJ is the man!!! ! ! ! ! ! !

And Derek too of course, not technique but his sound and his sence of groove.

cjcdrums
02-03-2005, 10:23 PM
Jordan, Derek, and Tony. And Virgil!

vdreignsuponus1
02-04-2005, 04:30 AM
VITALJ KUPRIJ is the man!!! ! ! ! ! ! !

And Derek too of course, not technique but his sound and his sence of groove.

dont i remember him doing stuff with ring of fire?

morgenthaler
02-04-2005, 04:44 AM
Arkadi Volodos!

Seriously... check him out!

frank
02-04-2005, 06:41 AM
Yeah he was with Ring of Fire... he's also on their live dvd.. I don't much of his work, but what I've heard and seen is totally sick!!

Royrksdrums777
02-04-2005, 11:47 AM
Ok Ok but do you know who inspired all these keyplayers........It's Rick Wakeman
He had a Top 3 album in the whole World. Now that's tough stuff.
He is also the highest paid musician, believe it or not, he is.

cjcdrums
02-04-2005, 12:15 PM
Ok Ok but do you know who inspired all these keyplayers........It's Rick Wakeman
He had a Top 3 album in the whole World. Now that's tough stuff.
He is also the highest paid musician, believe it or not, he is.
Yep, only second to me!

frank
02-04-2005, 06:54 PM
It's not about the money!!!!!!!!! , it's about the talent and skills!!

Well, not in real life it isn't, but in this topic I hope...! :(

Bnobatera
02-04-2005, 06:57 PM
ae galera sou do brasil!!! tenhu mtas novis!!! bnobatera_6@hotmail.com

Woodiggitt
03-02-2005, 11:09 PM
I know I am Late , but Rudess is insane . He has truly inspired my drumming more than some drummers(not more than Virgil)Also going into old school , Art Tatum is sick , although some would consider him slightly boxed . Furthermore: we must always remember the classical greats that helped inspire all .

johngregson
03-03-2005, 02:04 AM
McCoy Tyner's cool. I love the duet stuff he did with John Scofield.
Plus he has a song called Planet X! He has to be good.

vdreignsuponus1
03-03-2005, 04:31 AM
johan sebastian bach..PRAISE!

johngregson
03-03-2005, 05:28 AM
Do Skid Row have a keyboardist?


...joke...


P.S. You won't be so happy about Master JS Bach if you've spent years harmonising his ruddy chorales...

vdreignsuponus1
03-03-2005, 02:20 PM
i remember seeing the vid on ur site. once again, great work!

johngregson
03-03-2005, 02:24 PM
Yes, thank goodness that wasn't a chorale!
Good ol' Baroque 'n' roll.

johngregson
03-03-2005, 02:28 PM
Actually, I must put up another video soon. That one's nearly a year old...I'm getting lazy!

vdreignsuponus1
03-03-2005, 02:37 PM
yeah man, u should definately update!:)

PercDudeJR
03-03-2005, 02:49 PM
volodos, and michel camilo is amazing

John Rizek
03-03-2005, 05:43 PM
And what about Steve Weingart?

vdreignsuponus1
03-03-2005, 06:45 PM
o steve's the man too!:)

Drumblast
03-03-2005, 09:19 PM
There's this guy named Koono who played on Foreign Affairs with Birelli Lagrene who just kills. Also Otmar Ruiz is killer as well.

C.J.
03-04-2005, 12:40 AM
A great pianist that passed away, and had so much talent was Michel Petrucciani...

One of the most musical of all !

John Rizek
03-05-2005, 10:11 AM
Oh, Michel was one of the gretest french pianist of all time....

Woodiggitt
03-07-2005, 06:10 PM
VITALJ KUPRIJ is the man!!! ! ! ! ! ! !

And Derek too of course, not technique but his sound and his sence of groove.I went to my guitarists' house yesterday and he had to show me this awe keyboardist and it was Vitalj Kuprij - He is truly amazing and tasty as all hell , in a league few have the privelage to enter .

vdreignsuponus1
03-07-2005, 07:33 PM
yes yes, ive heard some amazing stuff from vitalj!