Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano

Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano

by Dick HymanDick Hyman

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Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano was originally issued as two separate CD-R discs to allow jazz piano students and fans to hear many different styles of jazz as performed by the veteran pianist. Repackaged as a five-CD set with a separate DVD for reissue by Arbors, this improved edition has the ability to play in conventional CD and DVD players as well. Hyman has long been recognized as a very versatile player who is capable of playing any style in jazz history, one of a handful of artists who has such an ability. The five CDs, more or less, cover jazz piano roughly in the chronological order in which they came into the public domain, playing pieces either composed or associated with a number of different pianists. It is hard to imagine anyone else who can play in the manner of Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, and McCoy Tyner (to name only a few), but Hyman does so with ease. Rather than just play straight re-creations of each player's recordings, Hyman generally incorporates his own variations and improvisations. The fifth disc may be the most interesting, as it consists of a series of Hyman's compositions and free improvisations in the manner of various pianists, along with a revisit to his 1968 piece "The Minotaur," a piece he originally composed to perform on Moog synthesizer; this version is a piano duet with Jack Fanning. On the DVD, Hyman offers more, playing examples of individual greats of each style while adding insightful commentary as to the unique aspects of each musician's approach, with the camera angles providing superb views of his hands in action. This set is complemented by a detailed booklet with Hyman's extensive liner notes, while the creative packaging allows both easy access and minimizes possible damage to the discs as they are removed from their sleeves.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941134827
catalogNumber: 19348
Rank: 73228


Disc 1

  1. Gottschalk Sampler: Bamboula/Pasquinade
  2. Maple Leaf Rag
  3. Charleston Rag (Sounds of Africa)
  4. Heliotrope Bouquet
  5. Pleasant Moments
  6. Solace
  7. Odeon
  8. Porto Rico
  9. The Crave
  10. Carolina Shout
  11. Snowy Morning Blues
  12. Caprice Rag
  13. You've Got to Be Modernistic
  14. Shreveport Stomp
  15. A Monday Date
  16. Night Life

Disc 2

  1. Rialto Ripples
  2. Liza (All the Clouds'll Soon Roll By)
  3. Do-Do-Do
  4. Kitten on the Keys
  5. Nickel in the Slot
  6. Soliloquy
  7. In a Mist (Bixology)
  8. Little Rock Getaway
  9. Honky Tonk Train (Blues)
  10. (Pine Top's) Boogie Woogie
  11. Yancey Special
  12. Rollin the Boogie
  13. Vicksburg Blues
  14. Fingerbuster
  15. Viper Rag
  16. Handful of Keys
  17. Tea for Two
  18. Body and Soul
  19. I've Got the World on a String
  20. Complainin'
  21. Three Little Words

Disc 3

  1. The Clothed Woman
  2. Tonk
  3. Sophisticated Lady
  4. Lotus Blossom (Charolette Russe)
  5. Basie in Brief
  6. It's Only a Paper Moon
  7. 16 for McKenna
  8. Song Without Words
  9. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  10. How High the Moon
  11. Lullaby of Birdland
  12. Doodlin'
  13. Funkus Delictus
  14. Moanin'
  15. Rose Room

Disc 4

  1. 'Round (About) Midnight
  2. Well, You Needn't
  3. Misterioso
  4. Blue Monk
  5. Evidence
  6. Blue Rondo a La Turk
  7. Kaleidoscope/A Delicate Balance
  8. Spain
  9. Dolphin Dance
  10. Topology
  11. Time Remembered
  12. Poor Butterfly
  13. Django
  14. Giant Steps
  15. What Is This Thing Called Love

Disc 5

  1. The Venice Concert
  2. Convocation of the Winds
  3. Three Short Ones
  4. Corkscrews
  5. Parable for a Parrot
  6. In the Fullness of Time
  7. Days with Julia
  8. The Last Word
  9. Have You Heard?
  10. The Minotaur
  11. The Charlap Line
  12. Impromptu for Two Pianos
  13. Waltzing with Hank
  14. Roger's 21st Century Funk
  15. A Little Bit of John
  16. Derek Chews It Up
  17. Ralph Stridemeister
  18. Elegant Dr. Billy
  19. A Small Memorial to Wellstood
  20. Is He Blue?
  21. Kansas City Dreamin
  22. Joe Special Thing
  23. Christmas with Paul
  24. Decatur Stomp
  25. Struttin' on a Sunny Day
  26. Cuttin' Loose
  27. Ivory Strides
  28. Pass It Along
  29. South Side Boogy
  30. Ocean Languor
  31. Onyx Mood
  32. Bounding in F Minor
  33. Bird in the Roost
  34. Deep Groove
  35. Roses & Cream
  36. Time Play
  37. Passage

Disc 6

  1. Hands-On Lesson #1 [Ragtime, From Louis Moreau Gottschalk to Scott Jopl
  2. Hands-On Lesson #2
  3. Hands-On Lesson #3
  4. Hands-On Lesson #4
  5. Hands-On Lesson #5
  6. Hands-On Lesson #6
  7. Hands-On Lesson #7
  8. Hands-On Lesson #8
  9. Hands-On Lesson #9
  10. Hands-On Lesson #10
  11. Hands-On Lesson #11
  12. Hands-On Lesson #12
  13. Hands-On Lesson #13
  14. Bonus Performance #1
  15. Bonus Performance #2
  16. Bonus Performance #3
  17. Bonus Performance #4

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Hyman   Primary Artist
Mark Neuenschwander   Bass,Musician

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Eubie Blake   Memorabilia
Dave Brubeck   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Dick Hyman   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Adaptation,Memorabilia
Scott Joplin   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Sullivan   Composer
Dick Wellstood   Memorabilia
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Bob Zurke   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Roland Hanna   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Marian McPartland   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Jess Stacy   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Joel Simpson   Producer
Edward Kennedy   Composer
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Will Donaldson   Composer
Walter Jurmann   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Louis Chauvin   Composer

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