Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Best Jazz Pianists

I've lifted this list wholesale from here.
Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Teddy Wilson, Jan Hammer, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Kirkland, Joe Sample (The Crusaders), Bob James, George Duke, Red Garland, Lyle Mays, Wynton Kelly, Walter Bishop Jr., Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Franck Amsallem, Kenny Barron, Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets), Tommy Flanagan, Horace Parlan, Kenny Drew, Jay McShann, Chuck Leavell, Tom Rainier, Jay Wagner, Thelonious Monk, Vernell Brown Jr., Dodo Mamarosa, Rob Whitlock, Bud Powell, T. Lavitz, George Cables, Michael Melvoin, Victor Feldman, Diana Krall
I blog the word "pianists", but would avoid it in ordinary speech because it can get slurred into a vital but hilarious bit of male anatomy.

Off colour puns apart, thank God, sometimes for the Internet.  I'm going to blog about each of these lads and lasses, eventually, just a Wikipedia and YouTube link.