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Offline pianobabe_56

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Eldar
on: February 24, 2006, 01:05:50 AM
Has anyone heard of this jazz pianist? I was very impressed with his music.

www.eldarjazz.com
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Re: Eldar
Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 06:01:53 AM
This is the first I've heard of him; he's great!  8)
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Re: Eldar
Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 06:44:46 AM
Has anyone heard of this jazz pianist? I was very impressed with his music.

www.eldarjazz.com

He plays lots of notes, but not as much music.  I hope he isn't pushed to hard at this stage of his development, because he definitely has talent, but needs alot more musical maturity.   Lang Lang??

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Re: Eldar
Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006, 04:04:22 PM
He plays lots of notes, but not as much music. I hope he isn't pushed to hard at this stage of his development, because he definitely has talent, but needs alot more musical maturity. Lang Lang??

*laughter* No kidding. I think it depends on the track you're listening to, and how much you're listening to. The clips on his site tend to give the most impressive segments of his pieces--"lots of notes" as you put it. But on the CD, there were some songs that I really enjoyed, musically as well as technically.
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Re: Eldar
Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 06:02:55 AM
He plays lots of notes, but not as much music.  I hope he isn't pushed to hard at this stage of his development, because he definitely has talent, but needs alot more musical maturity.   Lang Lang??

After listening again, I felt it wasn't the amount of notes; his playing his well organized and has a good stream of conciousness thing happening, but he's very derivative; sounds like McCoy Tyner, 1970's Chick Corea and Kenny Barron all sort of crammed together; I didn't hear anything new or unique in his playing; I feel he should be left alone to develop his own personality, but it probably won't happen, he (or his handlers) are obviously going for the gigs, and who can blame them? Gigs are scarce...

In fact except for Marcus Roberts and John Medeski I can't think of an important Jazz pianist to emerge from the last 15-20 years who really has an individual style, and does not somehow sound derivative...
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Re: Eldar
Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 07:32:55 PM
In fact except for Marcus Roberts and John Medeski I can't think of an important Jazz pianist to emerge from the last 15-20 years who really has an individual style, and does not somehow sound derivative...

I'd add Brad Mehldau to that list.
 

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