This week we're releasing two outstanding collections from the Virtuoso line that were performed by two equally outstanding musicians: Alan Broadbent and Dick DeBenedictis. These collections have never been available for owners of modern Yamaha Clavinovas and Keyboards, or E3 and DKC-850 model Disklaviers! Keep reading to learn more about these amazing artists, and check back often for more updates from the Virtuoso line!
Alan Broadbent- "Labor Of Love"
Alan Broadbent is a native of New Zealand and an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. He has worked as a pianist, an arranger, conductor and composer for a list of artists that includes Chet Baker, Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini, Lee Ritenour, Scott Hamilton, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. Over the years he has been the recipient of numerous Grammy awards and nominations. Alan has a thoroughly unique and identifiable piano style and approach to his playing. He plays with intricacy, detail and precision. He can finesse, he can swing, he can dazzle with technical flourish but never for its own sake. In other words, Alan is easy to listen to, but the closer you choose to listen the more you're going to discover. The title, "Labor of Love" is a nod to the one thing all of the songs in this collection have in common: They all have the word "love" ensconced within their title. This marvelous collection of ballads and moderately up-tempo pieces are worthy of being considered a master class in jazz piano technique. This collection includes breathtakingly beautiful performances of "My One And Only Love", "Starcrossed Lovers", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Everything I Love", "I've Never Been In Love Before", "Love In Vain", and many more. Preview "Labor Of Love" here!
Dick DeBenedictis- "Fascinatin' Rhythm"
Preview "Fascinatin' Rhythm" here!
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