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:


Luis Tovar

Luis Tovar

John Medeski

I don’t know why I haven’t mentioned John Medeski before now… perhaps, in my defense there are just heaps of great pianists out there. Medeski, however, is one that I really like… he is jazz, he is funky, he is avant-garde, he is classical, he is crazy and atmospheric, he really plays it all.

For the ones that don’t know him, John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. A veteran of New Yorks 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and he is very well known for being part of “Medeski Martin & Wood Trio”.

He plays the acoustic piano and an eclectic array of keyboards, including the Hammond B3 organ, melodica, mellotron, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog Voyager Synthesizer, Wurlitzer 7300 Combo Organ, and Yamaha CS-1 Synthesizer (a kids’ toy), among others. When playing acoustic piano, Medeski plays the Steinway piano exclusively and is listed as a Steinway Artist.

If you like the hammond sound mixed with funky riffs and crazy jazzy chords, you’ll really wanna watch this video from a solo during a Medeski, Martin & Wood show:

And please please check this super funky hammond riff… you won’t be able to stop groovin’ to it!

Let us know what you think and who your favorite keyboard or piano players are!

Luis Tovar

Posted by Luis Tovar