i thought maybe people could post links to other jazz piano sites for everyone to explore including their own blogs or reviews.  

this is my blog page. it's relatively new, but has some interesting stories and links to my band's videos. please leave comments!
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hm nothing opened for me
hmmm...  i would think it would be more likely the other way around...  that classical music influenced jazz players, since all this stuff was first done in classical music...
interesting layout jeb.  did you design your site?
url is kinda long though.
he truly did murder what was a beautiful tune.  such cruelty, and disregard for beauty, to transform a tune like giant steps into mono-chromatic garbage.

only someone like michel camilo could rob this tune of its magic.

give me taylor eigsti or luke gillespie any day over this filth.
but then of course there is gershwin...
make sure you note the absence of development, motif, or any kind of cohesiveness.  

just mindless pattern regurgitation. string after string after  string of 16th notes.

this man needs to listen to more miles and mehldau
maybe you could be one of the first to bring jazz back to classical in a new way.  do post it.  i would be interested.
mostly i agree with what yall are sayin.  but i am not sure it is not intentional.  there is a point or parts where they start playing for a bit then become mechanical again.  i am not sure they are not trying to make some sort of statement in general about the tune or about jazz or whatever.  they seem to keep going back and forth between a stiff mechanical groove and a free flowing more typical fast giant steps fast swing.  i think they adequately demonstrate they can eiher murder or kill the tune whichever they may desire at the moment.
check out, "la creation du monde", and other compositions by darius milhaud.  brubeck studied with him. one of my favorite albums when i was a student.
i actually meant murdered in a good way, i was particularly impressed with the stride improvisation at the beginning. i think they were trying to be "hip" with the groove.
what about things like corea concerto?
or most of jarrett's solo stuff. i consider this classical music, but influenced by jazz, specifically improvisation.
i love michel camilo but always thought giant steps was more of an excercise than a melodic tune.  i'd prefer listining to him play this.....

and of course, leonard bernstein.  or select works of aaron copland (e.g., four piano blues), samuel barber (e.g., excursions) and norman dello joio (e.g., suite for piano).
i prefer mccoy to this version.
the classical piece i'm trying to create is a piece that uses the pentatonic scale excessively like art tatum(like in  his st. louis blues), but in a beautiful way, inspired by the quality of debussy's music(especially the arabesque, which is heavily based on the pentatonic scale and has arpeggiated tenths in left hand) and chopin's etude op. 10 no.5.
oh yeh thanks for the why not video.  rare to hear a big band that tight and   does anyone know who that bass player is?
actually, it would probably sound exactly like debussy's music except it would have more runs in some spots like art tatum or chopin.
anthony jackson
somebody from another piano forum directed me toward this. this is more like what i'm talking about:

thank you dr.
he kicks a eh?
do you know other pianists that make jazz sound like this?
amen brother!  ya ask me, he's holding the whole thing together :)
here's another etude by wild:

this is similiar to the style i'm trying to create in my classical piece, and i have been looking for this kind of music for a long, long time and i wish to be able to play something similiar to this one day.
styles, i wish you young people would use standard english so we old farts could understand more quickly.  i just got used to "ridiculous" and "sick" being good things, now i find out that "murdered" is a good thing, too!  :-|
sounds like cocktail music.
i'm still a little behind. is there a difference between murdering and killing a tune? :)
hmmm...if you're trying to "create it", why are you looking for it?  it seems to me if you found it, you would not have created it.
i don't have kids, therefore i don't have teenagers around me, therefore i can no longer understand modern english...
actually i understand it better now that i am older.  we all suck.  so
murdering us all would be a good thing.  there for murdered or killed is good.
my pyschiatrist says "yes mike, that is a good thing "kill the music"
just stick to killing the music and let everything else live for now.,  we can not kill other things until we have killed all the music."
i say  
"but i want to chop up my brother billy and put him in the salad bowl."
"no mike" says my shrink.  "have you killed moments notice yet?"
"no moments notice is still alive arghhhghh.... kill it!!!!"
today i will get up from piano for a few minutes. i will go out in to the world and attempt social contact.  i will get laid.  i will get laid.  i will get laid.
we should all be proud of our place in the psycho food chain.  how would shrinks stay in business if there were no musicians?

i do believe our thoughts manifest our own destinies...therefor dr. mike,  i feel your mantra will be rewarded, at which point you will probably not miss the piano.  then upon your return, you will approach it with new sense of love and curiosity.

so go my friend. get er done
hey mike, do you teach lessons?
yes cyn  why?
it must be a riot to take lessons from you.
well there have been some parents i have felt i should apologize too because i have ended up just sitting there and laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing week after week for years with their kid.  i would have taught their kid piano but i knew the kid did not want to learn about so we just joked around for years.  oh my.
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