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Re: Another Piano Prodigy

I went to school with Michael, and have meet his many times. He is a
competent player, but I must include he is nothing special and far from a
prodigy. He is good, but no Glenn Gould by any means.


From: James Whiskeychan <ojibwa50@HOTMAIL.COM>


I suppose since Glenn Gould didn't care much for jazz, this post will be a
bit off topic, but I wanted to let everyone know about a great young
pianist. Even though he plays jazz, last night I was reminded of Glenn
Gould.  He was a child prodigy.  This young man is going to be able to get
away with doing outrageous things.  Also, his jokes were only funny to

Michael Kaeshammer was born in Germany but he is now a Canadian.  He is 25.
 If you get a chance to attend one of his concerts, do yourself a favor
and go.

Outrageous things -- in the middle of a jam session of "On a Rainy Day" he
played a section of Rondo alla Turca.  The person next to me gasped "What
is that?"  I replied "Mozart."
Kaeshammer is perhaps too modern for many jazz enthusiasts.  He did
prepared piano in one piece.   Overall, his approach is very modern.

Michael Vincent                               vincentmusic@sympatico.ca

Major in Composition / Theory                      Concordia University
Faculty of Fine Arts / Music Department          Montreal,Quebec,Canada


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