Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video celebrates the lives and music of some of America's most talented jazz pianists. The program is hosted by Chick Corea, himself a piano master. He takes the viewer on a trip through times and styles of keyboard artists. There is the elegant piano style of Art Tatum, as well that of musical giants Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The keyboard artistry of Fats Waller, whose catchy lyrics sometimes overshadowed his piano genius, is another highlight. Modern masters including McCoy Tyner and Thelonious Monk are also featured.