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Dick Hyman

A very versatile virtuoso, Dick Hyman once recorded an album on which he played "A Child Is Born" in the styles of 11 different pianists, from Scott Joplin to Cecil Taylor. Hyman can clearly play anything he wants to, and since the '70s, he has mostly concentrated on pre-bop swing and stride styles. Hyman worked with Red Norvo (1949-1950) and Benny Goodman (1950), and then spent much of the 1950s and '60s as a studio musician. He appears on the one known sound film of Charlie Parker (Hot House from 1952); recorded honky tonk under pseudonyms; played organ and early synthesizers in addition to piano; was Arthur Godfrey's music director (1959-1962); collaborated with Leonard Feather on some History of Jazz concerts (doubling on clarinet), and even performed rock and free jazz; but all of this was a prelude to his later work. In the 1970s, Hyman played with the New York Jazz Repertory Company, formed the Perfect Jazz Repertory Quintet (1976), and started writing soundtracks for Woody Allen films. He has recorded frequently during the past several decades (sometimes in duets with Ruby Braff) for Concord, Music Masters, and Reference, among other labels, and ranks at the top of the classic jazz field. In 2013, Hyman teamed up with vocalist Heather Masse for a set of standards on the Red House label called Lock My Heart. ~ Scott Yanow & Al Campbell, Rovi
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lordrandall9 9
Does anyone know the album he recorded with two cellists? I think one was named Major Holly?
zachlaperrie r e
Love him!
jfw91250
There is a collaboratio n he did with Ralph Sutton on the Concord label that is absolutely out of sight. Two pianos going at counterpoint of two masters. As good as Basie meets Oscar or other collaboratio n s --- this is the best of the pianists.
jfw91250
Dick Hyman is the most versatile with the greatest dexterity and feeling of any jazz pianist alive today .. IMHO.
Check out his piano duo with Ralph Sutton on Concord label. It is something else!
ron706
I was raised on all the great jazz era performers because my Dad was a great enthusiast and that is all he played on the old stereo. Dick Hyman and Ralph Sutton once recorded a duet once in Canada, I don't know if it's still available but it's very interesting to listen to.
My father played piano in clubs and toured with big bands in the 30's. When I was a kid he used to talk a little about the best piano players he ever heard and Dick Hyman was always on the list. Now, as an elder statesman of the piano, I have the privilege of listening to him when he joins the Jim Cullum traditional jazz band for performances in San Antonio. He is wonderful.
I think Dicks best works are when he played around with the moog synthesizer. If you can find them, check out these two albums. "The electric eclectics of Dick Hyman" and "The age of electronics" . I do not know if these are on cd
I heard a story from a contemporary of his that's amazing. In Brooklyn, when he was a teen, he would buy the latest Artie Shaw 78 and transcribe all the big band parts by ear (and then return the album).
I am familiar with Dick Hyman but then again I was born in 1942!
vespawitch
Never heard of him but I'm really impressed with his work! I'll have to look him up and learn more. Thanks for the tip!
I'd love to hear " A Child is Born" in 11 different styles. Couldn't find it at Amazon. Any chance Pandora can get it?
cdhornbeck
http://www.d i c k h y m a n . c o m /
He also did the soundtrack for, among quite a few others, Moonstruck, my favorite movie!
Never heard of him, but I. like him. Interesting cat !!!
Kuckles, seems to have a real good sense of humor.
funny name
Great player and equally great student and teacher of piano jazz. If you live in the SF Bay area, he's playing a concert at First Congregation a l Church of Palo Alto 11/16/08 http://fccpa . o r g / p a y p a l . h t m
Dick Hyman is, in fact, the man's name. He's also a jazz legend. I had the privilege of meeting him at the Oregon Festival of American Music in 2002; I was involved with a revival production of Lady, Be Good! which he was brought in to "sit in." He's sort of unknown outside the jazz world but watching him perform live it's clear you're in the presence of legend.
Google: 'Dick Hyman' piano - 74,500 results.
when was this made? i wanna know cuz of the guy's NAME?
absolute virtuoso
Art Tatum when asked if there was a young pianist around who might fill his shoes said something like, "Yeah,there' s a young kid around named Dick Hyman who plays well." Hyman plays all styles of jazz including honkey-tonk under the name of Knuckles O'Toole. Maybe his versatility is the reason he's not better known.
Is this all we know about this artist? Look at the company Pandora puts him in? Shouldn't we know more? At first, I though that maybe he just had a terrible agent, but then I wondered if -- and I mean no disrespect -- this was a joke of sorts? I liked what I heard; that's why I looked him up. Sunny
Is this the same artist who had an album in the 70's called "THE ELECTRIC ECLECTICS OF MOOG"? Had the 8 track ,It was cool.Listeni n g to this song ,I tend to think NOT! Seems strange that there would be two people with that name.
great music, funny name, would not say in conversation "I love Dick Hyman"
Great Music! I am opening a wine bar and think this will go nicely with the intended vibe. Then only thing is... he could have had a better name. Dick Hyman? C'mon!
jaxj
His tone makes me feel good. Doesn't need a drummer, either.
Very cool! Hot club tone.
you are right he is an artist. he can do anyone, including himself.

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