Top 5 All time favorite Rock/Prog Keyboard player?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Who's your five fave key players? Here's mine:

    Keith Emerson -ELP
    Chick Corea - RTF
    Tony Banks - Old Genesis
    Rick Wakeman -Yes
    Rick Wright - Pink Floyd
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I can only think of three that I KNOW I like...

    Richard Barbieri
    Eddie Jobson
    Tony Banks

    I think I like:
    Jon Lord
    Neal Morse
    Ryo Okumoto
    Geoff Downes (I know, I know)

    So many left I need to hear though.

    I personally can't stomach neither Wakeman nor Emerson anymore (though I admit they've played some brilliant stuff, or at least Wakeman has).

    Is RTF really rock/prog?
  3. Dream Theater's.

    Derik Sherinian and Jordon Rudess.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    • Kevin Moore
    • Jordan Ruddess
    • Ryo Okumoto
    • Neal Morse
    • T. Lavitz
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I'm with you.
    Corea was closer to "Prog-Rock" in his electric Miles' daze...though that was electric piano & not organ/synth.

    No one likes Tony Kaye of Yes/Flash?
  6. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Vitalij Kuprij ('rock/prog').
    Michel Camilo ("latin jazz").
  7. Jon Lord - Best Organ sound around
    Patrick Moraz, Relayer
    Rick Wakeman, of course
    Dave Stewart - Hatfield & The North, National Health
    Robin Lumley - Brand X
  8. Rock / prog?

    Kinda dig

    Keith Emerson
    Greg Giuffria
    Geddy Lee
    Jim Gilmour (Saga)
  9. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Kevin Moore from Office of Strategic Influence (better than Mars Volta!:p ), Chroma Key, and Dream Theater.
  10. Another vote for Kevin Moore.
  11. I read this thread specifically to see if anyone had said Kevin Moore. Good that he gets so much props. He really plays with a lot of emotion. I didn't know he was in Office of Strategic Influence, (which I wouldn't know existed except it was in some other thread around here that I ignored.) I'll check it out.
  12. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Kerry Minear- Gentle Giant
    Kevin Moore- DT, Chromakey, OSI
    Geddy Lee- Rush
    Rick Wakeman- Yes
    Trent Gardner- Explorer's Club, Magellan
  13. Kerry Minear was pure genius.
    Great Choice. He was 6th on my list.