Sunday, 11 December 2011

Gonzales the piano god...

This Grammy-nominated Canadian born musician started teaching himself to play the piano at the age of three. Later he was classically trained at McGill University, which began his composing career, co-authoring musicals along side his brother, and his own performing career as a jazz virtuoso.
He's had numerous albums and toured with various different talents from Feist to The Barenaked Ladies. Drizzy Drake sampled his piano tune "The Tourist" for the outro on his first mixtape "So Far Gone" which you might recognise. The man has an ear for magical melodies, and the passion and talent to create them on the keys.
Pure piano penetrated my auditory nerve, poured into my veins and infected my being from the very first listen to his album of simple solo piano playing. Appropriately titled "Solo Piano" which he released on the 22nd of September 2009. The emotions flow from his fingers and seep into your senses. It's bliss.
You can buy the album here... http://www.last.fm/music/Gonzales/Solo+Piano

Here are a few favourites although honestly the whole album is a favourite. enjoy...










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