Abundantly joyful fun piano John Paris – JAZZY KIDS SONGS 2: I think all of us have a “soft spot” in our hearts for well-played piano; but when the artist is able to make childhood songs come to life as an abundantly joyful and fun jazz experience, I’m particularly enchanted… the videos below aren’t from the album, but they will give you a closeup view of John performing “O Little Town” (during a recent Christmas concert)…
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Many artists tend to “rush” their playing on fun songs, but John’s pacing is pure perfection as I listen to his interpretation of one of my own favorite childhood songs, “Polly Wolly Doodle“… it definitely brought back memories of abandoned hopscotch sessions and chalked-up sidewalks… you’re going to love this tune!
John is an accomplished artist already, having played in venues all the way from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ol’ Opry, and he plays in many different styles as well… I was particularly impressed with his most unique rendition of “London Bridge“… he uses the whole range of the keyboard, and a wonderful sense of keyboard touch, to thoroughly entertain the listener… you’ll find the kids dancing (most gleefully) to this one when you play it for them.
You’ll have visions of anthills laboring away in the woods as you listen to the 4:57 “The Ants Go Marching“… John’s left hand in the lower octaves contrasts ever so nicely with the images he crafts with his right hand in the upper ranges… I predict this tune will be getting MAJOR airplay on radio stations of all types ’round the world!
It was (unquestionably) the opening track, the 7:43 “Frere Jacques” (Brother John), that won my vote for personal favorite of the eleven aural adventures offered up for your listening pleasure… just the kind of song that will make the “youngster” in all of us enjoy jazz to the fullest.
John definitely knows how to make music that you will enjoy; I give him a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information on John’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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