Piano

24 Mar 19
LondonJazzCollector

Selection 1: Bag of Chris (Karan) .  .  . Artists Dudley Moore, piano; Chris Karan (Chrisostomos Karanikis), drums, tablas; Jeff Clyne, Bass. Recording engineer George Chkiantz Chkiantz’s prime territory was ’70s  guitar-based rock and prog-rock: Led Zeppelin (Whole Lotta Love) , Jimmy Hendrix (Axis Bold As Love),  Rolling Stones, Hawkwind, Family,  King Crimson, Soft Machine, […]

24 Mar 19

I know the title seems weird, but trust me, this is going to be good. So the past two months has been a hella rollercoaster for me. I suddenly find myself in a situation where I was stressed out. I was extremely tired, sad for no reason and my motivation for exploring and creating wasn’t […]

24 Mar 19
Impossible Soul

This week’s playlist Four Tet’s alter-ego KH, and an early, wonderful, Temptations track.

24 Mar 19
Brenda Barbera

My most recent article for Pianist Magazine’s newsletter focuses on piano courses. Hope you find it of interest. Piano courses are becoming increasingly popular amongst adults and children learning to play the piano. And to keep abreast of this growing demand, there are significantly more opportunities for this student demographic, with courses for students of […]

24 Mar 19
Slow Travel: The Chilterns and Thames Valley

The trouble with nostalgia is that it’s never as good as it used to be. As Britain continues its seemingly never-ending agonising re-appraisal of its place in the world, somehow the opening of a café with a World War II theme is not a surprise. The Air Raid Shelter Café and Tea Room has been […]

24 Mar 19
Best of Japanese Music

[2019.03.20] TVアニメ「ピアノの森」一ノ瀬 海 至高の世界 Tracklist: Disc 1 01 ショパン: ワルツ第6番 変ニ長調 作品64-1 「小犬のワルツ」 日本ACG 01:50 02 モーツァルト: ピアノ・ソナタ第2番 ヘ長調 K.280 ~第1楽章 日本ACG 03:27 03 リスト: 「ラ・カンパネラ」 ~パガニーニ大練習曲集 第3曲 日本ACG 05:10 04 リスト: 「葬送曲」 ~詩的で宗教的な調べ 第7曲 日本ACG 13:35 05 ショパン: エチュード ハ長調 作品10-1 日本ACG 02:10 06 ショパン: ノクターン第3番 ロ長調 作品9-3 日本ACG 07:42 07 ショパン: プレリュード 変ニ長調 […]

24 Mar 19
Ear, there and everywhere

It’s nine days on from the dreadful mass shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. The nation has grieved alongside the victims and their families. Unlikely bedfellows have come together to share their sorrow, their condolences, their love: believers and non-believers; Muslims and Jews; Mongrel Mob and Black […]