hey all,
   i'd love to hear who are your favorite piano players that had a lot of blues in their playing.  i'll start.... gene harris.  now you.....
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monty alexander, dr. john, ray charles, prince, milton buckner
wynton kelly, hank jones
me too for gene harris...no question.  especially if we're talking about jazz.
wynton kelly, red garland, oscar peterson, monty alexander, gene harris, joe sample.
junior mance, oscar peterson, norman simmons
oscar peterson, wynton kelly, hampton hawes
bobby timmons, professor longhair, jimmy yancey, jay mcshann, billy taylor, ray bryant, cyrus chestnut, eric reed, dudley moore, phineas newborn jr - the king!
hey yeah, professor longhair.  wasn't he mostly stride and boogie woogie?
he was an original! a lot of his stuff has amazing polyrhythms. it's more of a new orleans thing than a lot of stride and boogie.
phineas?  really?  i've never thought of him as particularly bluesy.
oh yeah and count basie!
what about duke ellington! his piano playing is really really nice...tasteful and his blueses really swing.
count basie and oscar peterson
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