Recensioni ai Quanah Parker (progressive rock)

Below here, some excerpts from some beautiful reviews to my Italian progressive rock band “Quanah Parker” (www.quanahparker.it). Our music is available on cdbaby and at www.gtmusic.it  Many thanks to our reviewers and… we hope you’ll enjoy reading this!

Un disco che inorgoglisce il Progressive Italiano, senza spazio e senza tempo, a dimostrazione che questa magia mai finirà. (Massimo Salari, recensione al CD Suite degli Animali Fantastici, 28 febbraio 2015, http://nonsoloprogrock.blogspot.it/2015/02/quanah-parker.html).

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Preview of the new Quanah Parker CD “Suite degli Animali Fantastici”

Good news! The new CD Suite degli Animali Fantastici by my Italian progressive rock band Quanah Parker (www.quanahparker.it) is going to be released by M.P. & Records and will be available in a few days through www.gtmusic.it, where you can also find our first album Quanah! Below here are the  links to a SoundCloud preview of two pieces from […]

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Prog Suite Animali Fantastici dei Quanah Parker!

Great news: the 2nd album by my Quanah Parker progressive rock band has been completed and is going to be released soon! This album will feature five original compositions of mine, among them the 25-minutes long Suite degli Animali Fantastici, whose truly beautiful and fascinating lyrics (and some musical parts as well) have been written by my […]

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Reviews to Riccardo Scivales’ music books

Hi! Excerpted from reviews written by well-known jazz musicians and musicologists, below here some comments to my books of transcriptions and original piano pieces. I wish to thank all these people who found them good and spoke so highly of them! Scivales gives us superb transcriptions, […] with details […] carefully worked out. […] what […]

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Jazz Piano: Left Hand Techniques

One of my most beloved and successful books is my method Jazz Piano: The Left Hand, published by Ekay Music (Bedford Hills, New York) in 2005 as part of the prestigious Steinway Piano Library of Piano Music (then reprinted in 2010 as part of the outstanding Ekay Piano Library), easily available through music dealers and online […]

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Rick Wakeman and “Amazing Grace”

More than 1800 existing versions of the well-known hymn Amazing Grace, but just one of them played in “3/4+3/8” time! This is what one can hear in Rick Wakeman‘s beautiful 2 Disc DVD & CD collection Amazing Grace. http://youtu.be/z6_Ulj_CyCI Progressive rock legend Rick Wakeman seems fond of this meter–it is the same one used in the opening […]

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Progressive rock: Quanah Parker “Quanah!”

Just found another great review  to the CD Quanah! (Diplodisc dpl 004) by my Quanah Parker progressive rock band. Released in November 2012 and co-produced by Quanah Parker and Alessandro “Unfolk” Monti, this CD is gaining many very favourable reviews, a fairly nice amount of airplay (in Italy, USA and UK), and it has recently […]

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A “Sanctified Rhythm Blues” from “Southern-Fried Blues”“Sanctified Rhythm Blues”, da “Southern-Fried Blues”

 “SANCTIFIED RHYTHM BLUES” and my book “SOUTHERN-FRIED BLUES” The piece featured today is Sanctified Rhythm Blues, an original composition of mine from my book Southern Fried-Blues, published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company of San Diego, California. Here is a beautiful “Classitronic” interpretation of it, posted by Jim Engel on YouTube (thank you, Jim, and nice to […]

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Dick Wellstood version of “The Entertainer”

Among many other masterworks, jazz and stride piano great Dick Wellstood devised a memorable and very original interpretation of Scott Joplin’s famous ragtime classic The Entertainer, taken at a slow tempo and with plenty of bluesy colorations. He recorded it many times, for example in his LP Live at Café des Copains (Unisson DDA 1003). My note-for-note transcription of […]

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Piano arrangement from Vivaldi “The Seasons”Arrangiamento pianistico da “Le quattro stagioni” di Antonio Vivaldi

Just found on YouTube a very nice video of my easy piano arrangement of the Largo movement from L’Inverno of Vivaldi‘s The Seasons, included in my most beloved book  Echoes of Venice—The Music of Venice for Piano Solo or Sing-Along (San Diego, California, Neil A. Kjos Music Company, 1996, pp. 16, WP396, $3.95). Many thanks to jeffozvold for […]

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