I started thinking about Easter and what music might be included in the “sound track” for this celebration. Optimism, renewal, a new beginning and just plain fun.
Here is a short program of Solo Piano recordings featuring excerpts of songs:
“I Can See Clearly Now” Johnny Nash
“Beach Spring” Benjamin Franklin White (1844)
“Here Comes The Sun” George Harrison
“Skye Boat Song” from Outlander
“Easter Parade” Irving Berlin
Tenderly, American Love Song Standard – Pianist Eric Zimmermann
Habanera from Carmen, G. Bizet – Pianist Eric Zimmermann
Autumn Dinner Party with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio
It is amazing the infinite variety of music possible with solo piano. As a pianist the keyboard is like an orchestra at my fingertips; I can play just about play anything.
Any melody, any song, any Christmas Carol, even “Happy Birthday” can be found somewhere on the piano keyboard.
The piano can play and sustain many notes at one time. So melody and harmony and rhythm are played by this single instrument.
With piano it is possible for a single performer to entertain hundreds of people.
Beauty And The Beast (Jazz Waltz) Solo Piano
Out doors or in locations where an acoustic piano is not available. It is easy to bring a keyboard and small amplification.
Talking about music with another starts an adventure of discovery.
Adding your favorite instruments to piano expands the variety of music possible exponentially.
Please see: More Live Music – Jazz & Solo Piano Video
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 323-270-3650