A ROSSANO SPORTIELLO RECITAL at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (Sept. 16, 2011)

Friday afternoon, before Jazz at Chautauqua “officially” begins, is given over to a series of solo recitals in the Hotel Athenaeum — around a grand piano.  I will be posting music by John Sheridan, Keith Ingham, James Dapogny, Howard Alden, and Maestro Sportiello, who embarked on an unbroken solo recital that began with pop classics — WALKIN’ BY THE RIVER and LUCKY TO BE ME — then segues into Schumann’s SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD and more:

Here’s the second part, featuring George Shearing, Bach, Chopin, and Don Lambert:

All I could say, then or now, is, “Beautiful, Rossano!”

5 responses to “A ROSSANO SPORTIELLO RECITAL at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (Sept. 16, 2011)

  1. I totally agree with you, NM..This is just beautiful…Thank you..
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  2. John P. Cooper

    I remember that Chopin piece near the end of part two – “Winter Wind”, IIRC.

    The man plays fine piano, but the crackling noise from a patron is brutal.

  3. The piano is surrounded by wicker chairs . . . what can you do?

  4. Wow… Fantastic!

  5. Jack Rothstein

    Wonderful stuff. The classical chestnuts never sounded as good.

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