Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett is a truly inspiration not only for those interested in jazz or classical music but for everyone who loves music. This great pianist have had a very successful career playing from jazz to fusion to classical music.

Keith Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, Charles Lloyd and the greatest of greatest, Miles Davis.

He has a super extensive solo discography, starting with recorded albums from 1967 until 2011. And he participated as a sideman with albums from Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis, these recording experiences were definitely something that marked Keith for life!

So, probably you know who I am talking about, but in case you don’t, have a listen of this magical piece of music, its name says it all, “Meditation”

Now, you have to see him performing live… he is unique, standing up, singing what he plays and sometimes screaming… so let´s get into something more high energy with Keith Jarrett´s trio, a very straightforward jazz trio:

Enjoy!

Luis Tovar

Luis Tovar

Jimmy Smith

One of the greatest hammond players in the history of music!

If you have been following this blog for quite a while, you might now know that I am a big fan of funk music. I simply love the way that it makes you feel like shaking your booty.

This time, I want to share with you some music from Jimmy Smith. He was a jazz organ player considered to be an expert on the Hammond organ; he basically founded new ways of playing it that later influenced every organ player from the 1960’s and popularized the use of Hammond in Jazz music.

Jimmy’s style ranges from hard bop, to jazz, funk, fusion, soul, R&B and of course, blues.

My favorite album is definitely Root Down which is a live recording from 1972, this live album has everything you need! Funk, blues and jazz. Have a listen and hear it for yourself:

Wanting some more hammond? Check this one out, it only 2:53 minutes you can see how good Jimmy Smith was!

Luis Tovar

Luis Tovar