Tuesday, October 14, 2008

David Benoit

One of the more respected and virtuosic modern-jazz pianists around, the venerable David Benoit has notched up a track record of about 30 years in the business, putting out dozens of albums and composing a handful of songs that have become standards in the contemporary jazz scene. One of Benoit's signature songs is the inimitable "Freedom at Midnight", an uncomplicated, straight-ahead number that was also the title track for his first album on the hallowed GRP label. Check out an admirable performance of this classic by Benoit at a showcase for Roland digital grand pianos, and look out for the irreverent, impromptu snippet of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" during the middle-eight section.


Blogger Gine said...

If I were to fall for a musician, this could be the man. That song makes one wants to dance! And what a sexy voice he has ;)

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