Yesterday afternoon. Don’t ask me how it happened; I’m just glad that it did. Don is simply delightful to talk to. When I shyly asked him to play something on the piano he obliged with an improvisation on When You Wish Upon A Star from Disney’s 1940 movie Pinocchio.
Over a cup of coffee we chatted about:
- What jazz artists listen for and aim to achieve when working in the recording and mastering studios;
- Tuning and temperaments (I showed Don how Verituner works, and why it is worth learning how to wield a tuning hammer);
- The difference between jazz piano and classical piano, and about learning to play jazz piano.