As most of you know or suspect, I am a dyed in the wool fan of Prog Rock. My first and defining albums were “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Brain Salad Surgery.” Ever since then, the two top gods in the keyboard pantheon have been Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson. Both in their own way were magicians with the Moog synth and all the other keyboards that came after, but the greatest pianist in my humble opinion was Keith Emerson. Mind you, Wakeman is not a slouch by any means, but Emerson had that mysterious thing that made his compositions clean and memorable if that makes any sense while Wakeman’s is more “barroque.”
The video below is from a tribute concert to Keith Emerson and the band plays The Endless Enigma masterfully. The piano performance shows that clean and memorable composition I mentioned about Keith.
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Thanks Miguel, it sets the mind into the perfect state upon which to fire one thousand rounds during training sessions–two three-hour classes today.
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