Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

Mon Apr 12 16:47:04 PDT 2004


Have you thought about the "as played by" route? When I was a kid, my most 
cherished 78 rpm was Padereswki's Minuet in G as played by himself. I later 
learned the Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# Minor from a teacher who claimed to have 
heard the great one actually perform it. You get the idea. There's no end to the 
possibilities. Go into ragtime and do the Maple Leaf AS SCOTT JOPLIN WOULD 
HAVE PLAYED IT. It doesn't matter that there are actual old rolls of him doing 
it. They were made much later. Do it as he would have in the beginning. You get 
the idea. Would love to hear what you do in this vein.

All the best

Dan (piano fingers) Spink

More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list