piano http://wemu.org en WEMU remembers pianist Jimmy Amadie http://wemu.org/post/wemu-remembers-pianist-jimmy-amadie <p>Pianist <em>Jimmy Amadie</em> helped shape the piano sound of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and modern jazz through his students.&nbsp; He passed away on December 10<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We remembered him Friday on&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">89.1 Jazz</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with selections from his final recording:&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Live! At The Philadelphia Museum of Art</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:35:57 +0000 Linda Yohn 38952 at http://wemu.org WEMU remembers pianist Jimmy Amadie Quartette Humaine Evokes Brubeck http://wemu.org/post/quartette-humaine-evokes-brubeck <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">In late April,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://http://www.bobedwardsradio.com/blog/2013/4/17/bob-james.html"><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Bob Edwards Weekend</i></a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;(Saturdays from 8 to </span>10AM<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> on </span>WEMU<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">) aired a revealing and insightful interview with pianist and producer Bob James. My curiosity about the new Bob James-David Sanborn collaboration,&nbsp;</span><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Quartette Humaine</i><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">, was piqued. The four weeks of waiting are over and you and I can enjoy this new CD which is one of the finest examples of quartet interplay I’ve heard in a while. Legitimate comparisons will be made between&nbsp;</span><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Quartette Humaine</i><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;and legendary Dave </span>Brubeck<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> Quartet featuring Paul Desmond.</span></p><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.14in;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 00:31:02 +0000 Linda Yohn 29779 at http://wemu.org Quartette Humaine Evokes Brubeck Medeski Brings 'A Different Time' to Life http://wemu.org/post/medeski-brings-different-time-life <p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Artists reflect the unspoken needs of the viewers, readers and listeners. With&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">A Different Time</i><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">, pianist John </span>Medeski<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> takes us to that quiet, meditative place that is often out of reach given our frantic lives. Wed, 22 May 2013 02:22:11 +0000 Linda Yohn 29726 at http://wemu.org Medeski Brings 'A Different Time' to Life 'December's Moon' Will Brighten Your Day (or Night) http://wemu.org/post/decembers-moon-will-brighten-your-day-or-night <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(235, 235, 235);"><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wemu/guide.guidemain?action=viewPlaylist&amp;playlistID=855046&amp;eventID=172921">This morning</a> WEMU premiered "December's Moon" the CD by organist/pianist/accordionist Ron Oswanski.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vZcyY1U6coE?rel=0" width="480"></iframe></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:10:40 +0000 Linda Yohn 26472 at http://wemu.org 'December's Moon' Will Brighten Your Day (or Night) Pianist Julian Fouth tops "Sweet 16" third week in November http://wemu.org/post/pianist-julian-fouth-tops-sweet-16-third-week-november <p>When I opened the package containing "Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right" by pianist, singer and guitarist Julian Fauth, I knew that WEMU hosts would be happy to find this in the library.&nbsp; His 2005 CD, "Songs Of Vice And Sorrow" was a host and listener favorite even though Julian was then a relatively young and unknown performer.&nbsp; When I put the 2012&nbsp; sound of Julian Fauth into the player, I was fully convinced.&nbsp; This disc is tailor-made for WEMU.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:20:09 +0000 Linda Yohn 22533 at http://wemu.org Pianist Julian Fouth tops "Sweet 16" third week in November