for those of you jazz pianists who have purchased randy halberstadt's very informative book "metaphors for the musician" (if not i urge you to go get it now asap, it's one of the best jazz books out there) i have recently stumbled upon a few youtube videos with him accompanying the singer nancy kelly (never heard of her). he usually solos a few rounds after the singer is done singing the verse. it's nice to hear that his playing can definitely live up to his name =d


that's his playing at it's best. listen to how he compliments the singer perfectly by listening closely to her rhythm and ideas, always keeping his comping interesting. his block chord solo starting at around 1:16 is outstanding. search around the related videos, as there are plenty of videos from this particular group.

and of course, make sure you listen to the entire group and how they fit together as a whole =)

enjoy!
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yeah, randy is playing his rear off in this one.  he's always had such huge ears, especially with the vocalists.

having jeff and mark playing in your trio is pretty nice too.  those guys are both journeymen but get hired a lot together and have developed some great communication- i try to hire them first when i have a trio gig in seattle!

proace- are you a friend of randy's or a student at cornish or something?
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