Lars Fiil Quartet

Hi everyone, I have been following this site for years, and I love all the great information that is available here, but I haven't really posted anythi...

10/31/2009, by 0 replies
  Duke, Willie The Lion and Billy Taylor

This is from the David Frost show and feature Duke Ellington, Willie 'The Lion' Smith and Billy Taylor playing Perdido. An amazing example of how to pla...

10/23/2009, by 3 replies
  An Entertainer Trying to Make a Buck

Please go to to watch this seven minute promotional video of my jazz piano trio. This is a professionally produced video. It...

07/14/2009, by 0 replies
  7's jazz piano trio promo video

Please go to to watch this seven minute promotional video of my jazz piano trio. This is a professionally produced video. It...

07/07/2009, by 0 replies
  Peter Nero- my first real piano influence

Button Up Your Overcoat (w/orchestra): Moszkowski Etincelles (piano solo&#...

06/26/2009, by 0 replies
  Monty: Satin Doll from Montreaux

It's just a recording with a picture, but if you haven't heard this version of Satin Doll, it's worth a listen:

05/27/2009, by 0 replies
  I Shot The Sherrif solo piano vid

I've been having a lot of fun with the practice cam lately.  Here's a capture of the great Bob Marley tune, "I Shot The Sheriff: http://w...

05/14/2009, by 2 replies
  Randy Halberstadt playing

For those of you jazz pianists who have purchased Randy Halberstadt's very informative book "Metaphors for the Musician" (if not I urge you t...

08/27/2008, by 1 reply from 05/14/2009
  Classic Monty Alexander Island quintet

05/07/2009, by 0 replies
  Invitation - Jazz Trio Tutorial by Lot2Learn

08/31/2008, by 7 replies
  New tunes on myspace

Hi, These aren't videos, but I put couple more tunes.  Both are with my old band Chico's Paradise on a pretty good night.  Dancing C...

10/03/2008, by 0 replies
  Someday My Prince: Corea, Hiromi, Peralta and Hank Jones Hello friends. I just recently came across this incredible video on youtube. Unfortunately I don't know the c...

09/06/2008, by 1 reply from 09/10/2008
  Chic playing drums

I knew he played, but never got to hear him - a musician  is a musician:)

08/24/2008, by 1 reply from 08/27/2008
  Keith ... great solo piano

07/11/2008, by 0 replies

Don't you just hate it when this happens ?

07/10/2008, by 0 replies
  Oscar Peterson & Michel LeGrand

06/28/2008, by 2 replies
  Bob Florence

05/22/2008, by 1 reply from 05/22/2008
  Yellowjackets If you ever get the opportunity to see these guys live - don't miss it!...

05/01/2008, by 0 replies
  Scot's improvisation

Over time I get requests to let people know when I put new music online.  So here is an improvisation I did on an acoustic piano in May of 2007.&...

04/03/2008, by 1 reply from 04/08/2008
  New Monty video He's jamming on this one, and there's a nice extended solo piano break where he does a little bit of everything.

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