Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video features three New Orleans piano players, Tuts Washington,Professor Longhair, and Allen Toussaint. In a city steeped with piano greats, these three names are among the best. Piano Players Rarely Play Together offers a glimpse of the musicians working on numbers they planned to perform in a joint performance, while talking about how the style of each had influenced the others. The performance was canceled when Henry Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, passed away. This posthumous film pays tribute to "Fess," and has clips from his jazz funeral. There are excerpts from the concert performed by his two musical colleagues.
behind-the-scenes, concert, influence, jazz, legend [famous person], musician, piano, rehearsal