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I'm looking for some jazz that incorporates Rhodes electric piano. What are some good artists and what songs by them should I start with?

Asked by hTownDude (178points) April 29th, 2009

I’m not just looking for any jazz, and I’m not just looking for any sort of jazz piano. It needs to be a Rhodes electric piano and have that distinct sort of “buzzing” sound. Here is a youtube example:

What artists do this, and what songs are their best songs?

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Strauss's avatar

The Rhodes electric piano (sometimes known as the Fender-Rhodes) was used in the sixties, seventies and eighties. It was the closest tone you could get to a real piano, and still carry it around from gig to gig. You could find it in all genres of music (jazz, rock, pop, c/w). Although the sound is still popular, most electronic keyboards use a sampled sound, so they can sound exactly like a baby grand or a grand piano (well, almost!).

I’ll get back to you with a more definitive answer as far as artists.

iwamoto's avatar

i would check out the album Blow! by the jazz invaders, and something by Metro, although mitchel forman also uses digital fake’s

GAMBIT's avatar

Here is a list of some artist who play Rhodes piano:

Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bob James and Keith Jarrett.

gurnblansten's avatar

Try the album “Bitches Brew” by Miles Davis, featuring the aforementioned messrs Corea & Hancock

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