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Online piano

Online piano

Play the piano online right within this recently posted single YouTube video. There’s been a growth of what I like to think of as dynamic YouTube videos and this piano is a great example of how people are adapting YouTube into a more interactive experience. Have fun, kids, and let me know if you want…

Ohio is a piano

Ohio is a piano

Photo by Edebell.

Andy Woodruff, a cartographer-slash-programmer was driving recently through Ohio when he realized that there are 88 counties in this state and 88 keys on a piano. Combining this coincidence with his programming abilities, the result is the greatest thing I’ve seen all week: the Ohio piano, an interactive flash map of the state with each county assigned a key. He explains:

Billy Taylor: 88 Years, 88 Keys, 88 Videos

Billy Taylor: 88 Years, 88 Keys, 88 Videos

Dr. Billy Taylor at the piano. Dr. Billy Taylor, who turns eighty eight on July 24th, celebrates this milestone with the posting of eighty eight videos on his website. For the past six years, Billy has been working closely with web jazz video maven Bret Primack to digitize his video archives. Bret has been posting…

Jacky Terrasson – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club

Jacky Terrasson – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club

Jacky Terrasson at Iridium Jazz Club, NYC, June 25, 2009. BETWEEN SETS WITH JACKY TERRASSON Just three blocks north of Times Square in Manhattan, you’ll find the world-famous Iridium Jazz Club (51st Street and Broadway). Iridium is a great place to celebrate and support live music. If you’re in the City, unplug your earbuds and…

Vintage New York

Vintage New York

Jeff Desom created this poetic film composed from vintage photographs of New York City accompanied by the perfect music by Hauschka. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out, stick around for the falling piano starting around the 1:30 mark. Hauschka – Morgenrot from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

Arturo Sandoval – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club (Part 2)

Arturo Sandoval – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club (Part 2)

ARTURO SANDOVAL SHAKING THINGS UP ON PERCUSSION BETWEEN SETS WITH ARTURO SANDOVAL (PART 2): Sundancechannel.com caught up with the legendary Cuban-born trumpeter, composer, pianist, percussionist and, yes, scatter (!) between shows at the world-famous Iridium Jazz Club just north of Times Square in New York City this past Saturday night. Be sure to read Part…