The Hot Box #097 - The Maybeck Recitals Part 2

After the great reaction to Hot Box 96, we decided to do a second edition devoted to the fantastic 42 volume series of solo piano recitals known as the Maybeck Series. Recorded over 6 years from 1990 to 1996, the concerts took place in the wood lined hall designed by the now iconic architect Bernard Maybeck, with just 50 seats in the audience and a perfectly tuned Yamaha grand piano.

Long unavailable on LP or CD it is now available on Spotify, but here Donald takes us through more of the stellar pianists who featured - Gerry Wiggins, Toshiko Akyoshi, Cedar Walton and more.

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Track list for The Hot Box #097 - The Maybeck Recitals Part 2

  1. Toshiko Akyoshi: The Village
  2. Alan Broadbent: I Hear a Rhapsody

  3. Alan Broadbent: You’ve Changed

  4. Don Friedman: In Your Own Sweet Way

  5. George Cables: Bess You Is My Woman Now

  6. Gerry Wiggins: Maybeck Blues

  7. Ellis Larkins: Lady Be Good

  8. Ellis Larkins: Blue Skies

  9. Cedar Walton: Bremond’s Blues


Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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