Kaeshammer Live!

Kaeshammer Live!

Music CD - 2012
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Publisher: Toronto : Alert, p2012
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 inc. + 1 videodisc (1 container)
Branch Call Number: CD J Kae


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Jun 30, 2016

Kaeshammer's music is fantastic; enjoyed both the audio CD and the concert DVD!

Nov 24, 2012

Michael Kaeshammer continues to be a personal favourite, and this concert CD and DVD show him and his band at their best. He's amazing at the piano, and has branched out into vocals more recently. There's a wonderful dynamic and vibrant energy in the concert, a strong chemistry with the band, and a real connection with the audience. I've seen him in concert once, and he's a true master on stage. The rapid switching between camera angles that the editors selected to do tends to be a bit distracting, but the music itself is smashing. My favourite of the concert must be Kaeshammer's amazing reworking of the 19th century tune John Brown's Body.

May 02, 2012

The CD is good -- short but sweet -- but the real treat in this package is the concert DVD. Not only is Michael Kaeshammer one of the best boogie-woogie/stride/jazz piano players in the world, he's also grown into a hugely entertaining stage performer. He owns his music, he obviously respects and is respected by his band mates, and he puts on a show. I still prefer his piano playing over his vocals, but his vocals have improved too -- and I think are indicative of how his confidence has grown. This is one performance DVD that will make you jealous you weren't in the audience to see it live.

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