most of you folks will have no idea who this is, but he was a pianist second to none.  seriously- if he had decided to go for the big stage, he would have been a household name.  i saw him many times when i was a kid at a place he played at in seattle and in fact he planted one of the early jazz piano seeds in my head.

i asked him how he memorized all those arrangements and he said that he didn't have to, he just made them up. i couldn't believe it.  that's when i knew there was a lot more to jazz than reading second trumpet charts in a big band.  

i should have started studying jazz piano then, but i was having too much fun playing baroque music at the time.
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scot, did he leave any recordings?  i'm always looking for inspiration and he sounds like he had the magic.
he did, i think he make one about 10 years ago. i don't know much about it except that it is full of amazing music, but i'm sure if you did a search for it you'd find something.
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i still have a few of my old friend bruno's recordings on www.worldjazzscene.com, if you want to check it out.    ron king
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man! talk about making the piano sing!  wwuld love to have heard him live.
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