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Art Maiste - "Pianostyles" FLAC album

Performer: Art Maiste
Genre: Jazz
Title: "Pianostyles"
Country: Canada
Label: Radio Canada International
Catalog Number: RCI 398
FLAC version ZIP size: 2753 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2130 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1438 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 302


1Oscar Peterson: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
2George Shearing: I'll Remember April
3Erroll Garner: Play Piano Play
4«Fats» Waller: When You And I Were Young Maggie
5Art Tatum: Blues In B Flat
6Art Maiste: Bluedecaphonique
7Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco
8Bill Evans: Five
9Pete Johnson: Roll'Em Pete, Holler Stomp
10Horace Silver: Opus De Funk
11Teddy Wilson: Warmin'Up
12Herbie Hancock: The Eye Of The Hurricane
13Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RCI 398Art Maiste "Pianostyles" ‎(LP, Album)Radio Canada InternationalRCI 398CanadaUnknown


  • BassMichel Donato
  • DrumsRoger Simard
  • PianoArt Maiste


From back cover:
Armas (Art) Maiste was born in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where he studied at the State Academy of Music. He later spent six years in Swededn at the State Academy in Stockholm, where he discovered jazz and became an enthusiastic exponent of the boogie-woogie piano style. In 1950 Art came to Canada and began a career which has covered club work, radio and TV performances, classical and variety programs. He has played with several top jazz musicians and arranges including Maynard Ferguson and Michel Legrand (see RCI 264 and 265 for his work with Ferguson). In addition, he has represented Canada at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. A versatile performer, Art is presently resident pianist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, a post he has occupied for several years. He frequently performs contemporary works and gives recitals of repertoire material.
However, jazz remains his first love. He admires most of the great piano stylists, but expresses a particular liking (after boogie players) for George Shearing, Bud Powell, Bill Evans and Herby Hancock. Like them, he combines imaginative musical thinking with a solid technique. His interest in atonal music has led him to some interesting experiments in atonal jazz.
On this recording, Art gives a bird's eye view of the history of jazz piano. Ragtime, boogie, stride piano, swing, bebop and beyond are all featured in faithful interpretations of the styles of some of the great piano players through the years.