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Favorite Keyboard Players?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Boom762, May 2, 2015.

  1. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    There's only ever been 2 that really stood out to me on talent personally, but that makes me wonder how many other amazing keyboard players are out there I don't have experience with. The 2 I think of are

    Janne Wirman - Children of Bodom

    Dude solos keyboards the way guitarist do. He's the main reason I listen to the album HDR

    Jordan Rudess - Dream Theater

    I don't think he's AS good as Janne Wirman, but he's still amazing at it. Good for filling in sound.

    Then... theres always this guy
  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    My faves:
    - Chick Corea
    - Barry Miles
    - George Duke
    - Herbie Hancock
    - Dave Stewart (the guy from Egg, Hatfied & The North, and Bruford, not The Eurythmics dude!)
    - Don Preston
    - Patrick Moraz
  3. Jon Lord
    Don Airey
    Tony Carey
    Rick Wakeman
    Keith Emerson
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  4. 10cc


    Oct 28, 2013
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  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    For rock, Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman really stand out.

    In other styles, Herbie Hancock, Elton John and Chick Corea come to mind.

    Too many more to mention.
  6. markob


    Mar 2, 2010
    North Cali
    Benmont Tench. Always plays to the song.
  7. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Stevie Wonder
    Bernie Worrell
    Herbie Hancock
    Junie Morrison
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  8. Two came to mind.

    Trent Reznor. Enough said.

    Tony beliveau. Crash Kings. I saw them open for the Offspring a few years back. Really impressive. His brother was just killing it on bass too.
  9. s2bs2


    Apr 1, 2009
    Sonoma, CA.
    and on the other side of the coin...Rupert Greenall from The Fixx.
    more of a 'sound design' atmospheric type of keyboardist than a shred machine.
    my favorite keyboardist.
    Their bassist, Dan K. Brown is also awesome.
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  10. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    Joe Sample
    Jon Lord
    Thelonious Monk
    Jordan Rudas
    Rik Wakeman
  11. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Thanks for all the names. I saw Jon Lord a bunch and looked him up first. Theres a few names on here I really like. That Herbie Hancock was fun to listen to :)
  12. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    Oscar Peterson

    Song in particular, "On Green Dolphin Street"

  13. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I realized I probably need to add George Whitty to that list. I've only discovered him recently via youtube, but everything I've heard of his is really checking off all the special boxes for me: Incredible playing chops that aren't just athletic wanking, big ears, excellent use of technology to expand his sonic palette, surrounds himself with astonishingly good musicians (bassists include Ric Fierabracci, Janek Gwizdala, and Etienne MBappe), and comes across -- at least on youtube videos -- as a quiet, humble, down-to-earth guy. Me like.

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