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J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk I, C Major @ William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, GA 2017.05.21

Just finished recording before a live audience From the Top Show #340, a program wholly devoted to Jewish music (Ravel: Kaddish, for one) and music by Jewish composers (Copland, Gershwin arr.Heifetz, Milhaud). My break piece was the first of Bach’s 48 Preludes & Fugues. I’ve decided, after having performed his Goldberg Variations this season, that […]

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Philip Glass ~ Satyagraha

For From the Top’s show in Danville, KY, I performed, at the break, a movement from Phlip’s Piano Sonata, a transcription from his opera, Satyagraha, the Conclusion of Act III. Soundfil below. Very excited to announce the roster of From the Top alums who will be joining me shooting a video in NYC in mid-April […]

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Over the Rainbow ~ as played by Keith Jarrett

Over the Rainbow ~ as played by Keith Jarrett

From the Top returned to its broadcast home, Jordan Hall yesterday. Great kids, all. We head to Danville, KY for another show today (weather permitting). In other FTT news, I’ve been asked to contribute to the show’s growing presence on YouTube, hopefully in some arranging capacity. I’m pretty sure they were looking for Radiohead, but […]

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Keith Jarrett ~ Radiance, Part 3 2017.02.26@Long Center, Austin, TX

A wonderful From the Top in my favorite Texas town, Austin, last night. Keith Jarrett was an idol of mine since my cross-genre beginnings. Coming upon a trove of transcriptions, even the whole contents of the Koln Concert, it’s been wonderful to put my hands on this music, realizing in the process how much his […]

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From the Top in Hawaii ~ Harold Budd & Franz Schubert

From the Top Shows #330 & 331 taped in Hilo on 11/30 and in Honolulu on 12/2. Spectacular local talent, from indigenous epic opera, precocious pianistic prowess, ukulele magic and one of our country’s best youth orchestras, as well as a recent Menuhin winner, and prodigious clarinet and cello talent graced our stages this wet […]

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Sun Kil Moon ~ The Light

Last night we recorded From the Top Show #329 in the beautiful new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN, presented in conjunction with the Ordway and the Schubert Club, thanks to whom I’ll be returning in May to perform the Goldberg Variations with Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis #2 […]

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