Looking for solo piano recommendations

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tjhendry

Looking for solo piano recommendations
« on: 26 Mar 2018, 05:59 pm »
Even though I,m about 800 miles south of home it has still been a cold winter....plenty of time to explore the vaults of Amazon Music Unlimited.  Definitely not hi-rez, but neither is my "system":  iPhone and OontZ  speaker!  Solo piano, jazz or classical, is a lot less sonically demanding than Sun Ra or Verdi so it has been a frequent choice.  Do you have a favorite CD to recommend?  Could be as familiar as Jarrett or Hersch, or as obscure as (fill in the blank).
Here are three of my favorites from recent days.









Tyson

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #1 on: 26 Mar 2018, 06:11 pm »
Cziffra's recording of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies is "holy shit" amazing:


tjhendry

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #2 on: 26 Mar 2018, 08:12 pm »
Thanks for  Liszt recommendation.  I can stream it from Amazon. Not sure my travel system can make any MP3 sound like “HS” ...maybe tepid doo-doo at best, but I will give ‘‘this and other suggestions a listen.  Those that make the cut will find a place in the collection back home.

GerryD

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #3 on: 26 Mar 2018, 08:35 pm »
Brad Mehldau....."Live In Tokyo"

Brad Mehldau....."10 Years Solo Live"


hdspeakerman

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #5 on: 26 Mar 2018, 09:00 pm »
Try some of George Winston's work.  I think you will like it!
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I.Greyhound Fan

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #6 on: 26 Mar 2018, 10:09 pm »
+1 on George Winston- Autumn, December, Forest albums to name a few but give a listen to Fiona Joy Hawkings at https://bluecoastmusic.com/store?f%5B0%5D=search_api_multi_aggregation_1%3AFiona%20Joy


Also, Paul De Benedictits Power of One-
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/pjdb

 A few others-

Oscar Peterson
Keith Jarrett
Michelle Glaser

richidoo

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #7 on: 27 Mar 2018, 01:02 am »
Some jazz and classical solo piano recordings worth checking out:

Art Tatum Solo (7 CDs)
Lara Downes - Exile's Cafe, Goldberg Variations
Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin and Debussy albums
Ingrid Fliter - Chopin
Thelonius Monk - Solo Monk
Leon Fleisher - Two Hands
Alfred Brendel - Beethoven and Schubert Sonatas
Glenn Gould - Bach 2&3 part inventions, well tempered clavier, violin sonatas, 1981 Goldberg Variations, etc.
John Medeski - A Different Time

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #8 on: 27 Mar 2018, 01:21 am »
I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the Maybeck Recital Hall series. The Joanne Brackeen and John Hicks (great player!) are among my favorites.


https://www.discogs.com/label/479429-Maybeck-Recital-Hall-Series


Cheers,
Lester

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #9 on: 27 Mar 2018, 01:41 am »
Try:
John Bayless play the Beatles
Emil Gilles: Beethover Sonatas DG

BIS CD-244 recorded in 1984 with Franz Liszt pieces played by Dag Achatz ‎on the very same piano owned by Liszt made to Liszt by Thickering & Sons, unfortunately this company was bought by its competitor Steinway & Sons that closed it.

The sound from this Thickering piano was very impressive and way different from any Steinway, a CD suited to a tube amp.

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #10 on: 8 Apr 2018, 10:14 pm »

Bill Evans; Alone
Get the 2002 remaster as it is far superior in SQ to the earlier versions.

K.F.

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #11 on: 17 Apr 2018, 07:08 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuc3MYjBm2U
this is so far ahead of it's time and still sounds amazing 80 years later.

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #12 on: 29 Nov 2018, 06:03 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuc3MYjBm2U
this is so far ahead of it's time and still sounds amazing 80 years later.

On vinyl or CD? 

matevana

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #13 on: 26 Mar 2019, 08:00 pm »
Michael Wolff - Swirl

Matthew Shipp - Zero


Two awesome, newly released, solo jazz piano efforts. 

G.Michael

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #14 on: 26 Mar 2019, 11:11 pm »
A Mapleshade CD:



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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #15 on: 27 Mar 2019, 03:01 am »
Bill Evans

Not a lot available solo but pretty much all of it superior to everyone else.

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #16 on: 27 Mar 2019, 03:52 am »
One of my absolute favorites: Julio Resende - Amalia Por Julio Resende

lokie

Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #17 on: 27 Mar 2019, 11:31 am »
I'll throw in one of my favorites,  Jessica Williams.
 

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #18 on: 9 Apr 2019, 12:16 am »
Check out Mulgrew Miller and Fred Hersch. Both great pianists.

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Re: Looking for solo piano recommendations
« Reply #19 on: 9 Apr 2019, 02:15 pm »
Try Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano ECM JAPO 60002.