Fun Fridays – August 30, 2019

The sheer delight of this duet is fun to watch. Classical pianist Lang Lang and jazz pianist Jon Baptiste sit down and improvise for two minutes on a very familiar piece of music. Enjoy!

HT: Trissina Kear

14 Responses to Fun Fridays – August 30, 2019

  1. Debbie Wilson August 30, 2019 at 5:34 am #

    Fun! I love watching people who are great at what they do.

    • Rhonda August 30, 2019 at 10:24 am #

      This is an excellent example if the rewards of hard work! Joy for yourself and others. Thank you, Steve. My day is now joy-filled!

  2. Allyson Lewis August 30, 2019 at 5:47 am #

    Thank you so much for Fun Fridays! Its so wonderful to start the day smiling. It reminds me to be joyous!

  3. Seralynn Lewis August 30, 2019 at 6:16 am #

    So much talent! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Randy Haglund August 30, 2019 at 6:56 am #

    Well I learned to play chopsticks when I was grade school. So there!

  5. Jay Payleitner August 30, 2019 at 7:07 am #

    Thanks, Steve.
    More proof that you have to put the time in — whether it’s doing scales or writing radio scripts — before you can get silly and break all the rules. It’s Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule.

  6. Daphne Woodall August 30, 2019 at 7:08 am #

    Brings back memories of playing Chopsticks as a child followed by six years of piano lessons and Duet Recitals with my sister. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Georjean Allenbach August 30, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    You can only smile!!!! thank you!!!!

  8. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D August 30, 2019 at 11:33 am #

    Hey, they were playing my favorite song to play on the piano….until they got to the part that I can’t play (note that this happened only second into the piece!).
    What fun!

  9. Margaret Rychwa August 30, 2019 at 11:42 am #

    They look like they’re having a great time. It reminds us to have a little fun with our writing.

  10. Roberta Sarver August 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    Loved watching this! Thanks for the unique Fun Fridays you post.

  11. Ava Aaronson August 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

    “Carefully she placed only her fingertips lightly on the surface of the keys – both white and black – while arranging her hands for the opening notes of Poulenc’s Promenade à cheval. Touching the ivories was an experience that required preparation as the Dark Side had long ago violated her sense of touch, touching anything, the living skin of another in particular. Even engaging the piano was sensitive; as she readied to make melodies, resolve carried her away from the nightmare of evil to the tender escape heard in melody.

    “Looking back as a woman one day, she would know that Jesus would be the Shepherd to carry her out of the dreadful and into the life of a desire for goodness come true. He would seek her, carry her to safety, reaffirm her purity against a savagery that was never her, and heal her shattered soul. The girl at the piano did not know Him then, but He would find her. He would.”

  12. Carol R Nicolet Loewen September 1, 2019 at 8:53 pm #

    Delightful! I’ve improvised on this tune before, but nothing like the extent these men have. Thanks!

  13. Diane September 2, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    Delightful! This made me smile. :):):)

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