Sunday, April 24, 2022

Canon in D Gets Jazzed Up

You know Pachelbel's Canon in D. Pianist Hiromi Uehara performs the classic tune in ways you've never heard. It starts out in the most familiar manner, but gradually she adds jazz elements while keeping the basic bass line intact. Tony Williams transcribed Uehara's improvised performance so you can follow the insanity of what's she's doing in real time underneath the performance video. Note how she skillfully adds a half-beat at around the two-minute mark in order to synch the music with the offbeat clapping from the audience. She also alters her prepared piano during the song. The metal ruler gives it a harpsichord sound, but changing it while playing can't be easy. (via reddit)


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love it!

xoxoxoBruce said...

Bet she's practised that two maybe three times.

Bicycle Bill said...

SON OF A *****!!!  That was effin' AMAZING!!!

It's almost worth wading through the cesspool that has become the norm on social media in order to find pearls like this.


Miss Cellania said...

Not necessary, Bill. You can always come here.