Stevie Wonder

Stevie needs no introduction or presentation, he simply rocks the groove world and his keyboard skills are unique. Not to mention that he is a great guitarist, bass player and drummer too.

Stevie Wonder was signed with Motown’s Tamla label when he was only 11, can you imagine that?

Stevie was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950. He is the third of six children. Owing to his being born six weeks premature, the blood vessels at the back of his eyes had not yet reached the front and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach.

Wonder’s compositions have always been on the billboards all over the world, some of his best known singles are Superstition, Sir Duke, I Wish and I Just called to say I love you.

I really admire Stevie’s skills on the keyboard, he has such a groove and a unique way of playing chords that no one else has.

I know that Superstition is a classic, but as any other good classic, it never gets old, check out this live performance:

And another classic I love, is Master Blaster (Jammin):

Luis Tovar

Luis Tovar

Arthur Tatum

Another of the greatest Jazz piano players!

Art Tatum was an American jazz and blues pianist and virtuoso who played with phenomenal ability despite being nearly blind from birth.

Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time and he was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was noted for the complexity and speed of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity.

Tatum built upon stride and classical piano influences to develop a novel and unique piano style. He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard. His interpretations of popular songs were exuberant, sophisticated, grandiose and intricate. Jazz soloing in the 1930s had not yet evolved into the free-ranging extended improvisations that flowered in the bebop era of the 1940s, 1950s and beyond.

I got rhythm – hell yeah, he’s got rhythm!

Blues in C: