His playing was rich, masterful and above all, versatile, covering everything from stride and ragtime to bebop and free jazz. Pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and teacher Jaki Byard had a career that followed the music and along the way he became a master of every style of jazz. From his stints with Charles Mingus, Maynard Ferguson, Herb Pomeroy to his duets with Earl Hines and Ran Blake, Byard forged a name for himself as one of the supreme masters of the keyboard. Nowhere was his imagination quite as unbridled as it was in solo performance and HighNote Records is pleased to release this second volume of Jaki Byard live at the famed Keystone Korner. Featuring Byard favorites such as "Seasons" and "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans," along with a few surprises, Byard's music continues to astonish, amuse and move listeners today.
Jaki Byard- solo piano.
Tracks: Seasons; Billie Holiday Tribute; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Hello Young Lovers; Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?; I Know a Place; 'Round Midnight; Sunday; Ellington-Strayhorn Medley
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
I Know a Place