Piano Solos (At Work)

NB: I would like to begin this post by saying I’m pretty damn proud of myself for figuring out how to post links to Youtube videos that only contain the wee sections of the songs you’re meant to hear (not the whole song). What a time-saver. I am a tech wizard!


I’ve been paying attention to the music at work, and noticing some pretty great solos in some of the songs. The world is full of great solo turns, of course, but these are just a few of those that have caught my ear as they emanate from the in-house system:

Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing (possibly my favourite piano solo in a pop song EVER – thank you, Jools Holland!)

Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind (intro)

Aretha Franklin – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (so damn good, here’s the whole damn song. Did you know that Aretha, through overdubbing, played both the piano and the organ on this track herself? SHE RULES)

Gloria Estefan – Conga

14 thoughts on “Piano Solos (At Work)

  1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

    I’m listening to a 2 hour piano solo by Keith Jarrett right now. Maybe a tad long to qualify? I dig all those tunes. That is the first time in CB history I have ever listened to a Gloria piece. I really dug the Cannibals and I’m a fan of Jools. Again cool idea books and some interesting choices. You swing to your own drum. Drum solos in the future?


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Ohhhh I love Keith Jarrett. I have the Koln set on LP…

      I dunno about drum solos in songs at work… it’s mostly radio pap you can hear but ignore while you shop… I will keep my ears open for opportunity, though…

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      1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

        The reason I was listening to old Keith was I’m on my J’s in the cassette listening. I told you I was a little off the wall.
        Seriously I dig your off the cuff selections on the solo thing. I’m sure your ear would pick up the skins on something. I have a take coming up on my endless promise to do the jazz thing. It has an all time fave solo of mine.


        1. keepsmealive says:

          Maaaaan I am still headed to your site. I have a list on my desktop called KMA CATCHUP GODDAMN IT, and it’s all the blogs I’m gonna binge-read to get caught up. I’ve done two so far. You’re on that list too, brother!

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