The least appreciated player of a generation, or more, as far as I can tell. I don’t find his organ playing, which seems to be his preferred metier, to be of any substantial note, though I suppose it’s fine, I don’t mean to criticize, the fact is I’m not an organ understander unless it’s Messiaen or Dupré or perhaps Jarrett on occasion, but as a piano player of Bach my goodness how original and marvelous he is.
I know, I know. You want to know if it’s possible to take seriously a guy who looks like this (on an album cover, no less):
Well I assure you it is. And here is proof.
I’m sorry for the appalling youtube video, but unless I direct you to Rdio this is the best I can do for the moment. It’s only a teaser anyway. His strangest and best performances are elsewhere, but for the moment I’ll leave you to source them out. Thank heavens not all players are cookie cutters!
In addition to other activities, I am the piano player in the quintet, Bipolar, regularly playing at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, Bargemusic, and hopefully other international venues to come.