Dick Hyman http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two-1 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When new styles of American music began to emerge at the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, the primary instrument at the center of these creations was the piano. Virtuosos such as ragtime stylist Scott Joplin created works like the "Maple Leaf Rag" that would sell over a million copies of sheet music alone. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39482 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-one-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The piano has been an integral part of the jazz idiom since its inception. Due to its combined melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities, it has been the one instrument that allowed the greatest jazz players to use their creativity to address all of these elements of musical style simultaneously. This episode of </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Live features the first half of Piano Showdown 2010, with New Orleans powerhouse Henry Butler, the encyclopedic Dick </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span>virtuosic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Marcus Roberts and one of the most talented players of the younger generation, 25 year-old Gerald Clayton.</span></div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39011 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-dick-hyman-plays-fats-waller <div><strong>Airs Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Born in New York City in 1904, Fats Waller played the organ and sang in the choir of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where his father was the minister. By the time he was a teenager, the lure of playing in the </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and accompanying silent films transformed his passion for playing music. Over the next ten years he emerged as one of the finest stride pianists while developing his skills as an arranger and composer, making him one of the most popular performers of his era. In this episode, we listen to a 2010 </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> performance of Fats Waller's music by pianist/scholar Dick </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 37262 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two <p><strong>Airs Thursday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m.</strong> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 4500 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two