The Well-Recorded Piano

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  1. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Based on the recommendation of a friend, I bought Hiromi's Brain (Decca) CD (also available as an SACD). She's a young, inventive, dextrous pianist who plays an interesting combination of jazz (good) and new age (not my thing), mostly acoustic but with electronic flourishes (also not particularly my thing).

    Only the more traditional numbers really grabbed me. But, the recording of her piano is masterful, perhaps the finest example of recorded acoustic piano I've heard in a long while.

    I've been playing the piano for 30 years, and I'd like to think I can recognize a special piano recording, although I'm not an engineer. I'm curious to hear others' opinions.
     
  2. Jan H

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    I love the piano sound on Mapleshade Records. It is warm and natural, very woody. Perhaps a better-qualified person than me can explain how they achieve that sound, but when I'm in the mood for a piano 'in my home,' I play something by Larry Willis or the Gerard D'Angelo Trio. Tremendous stuff if you're into 3-piece acoustic jazz.
     
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    I have the SA-CD of Brain and I can't get it out of my head. I like this album. I'm not so high on the electronics myself. I think she's trying for the Return To Forever sound on the 2 cuts with prominent electronics. I think it's one of the better new jazz albums of the year myself.[​IMG]
     
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    I have a cd by a artist whose name is Michael Kaeshammer "No Strings Attached" put out by Alma Records, everything from Boogie Woogie to Rags to Jazz and Pop, a fantastic recording by a very unknown paino player.
     

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