Today’s video left me in awe. Hiromi Uehara takes a familiar melody, Pachabel’s “Canon in D,” but turns it into something breathtaking. It may seem a little strange sounding for the first couple of minutes, but stay with it! You’ll be glad you did.
If you can read music, the transcription score of her performance runs throughout the bottom of the video. Dare you try to play it yourself? (You can buy the score at this link!)
Note the pianist’s sheer joy in playing.
Was this improvisation or practiced “improvisation”?
Our oldest daughter is a professional pianist, and I have had the fun of turning the pages while she plays for the family. Thus to see the score of this jazz rendition was quite entertaining!
It’s worth multiple listens.
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