Fact No. 47 – Piano Lessons (Three for Tony)

Bill Evans: “Enjoy the step by step learning procedure.”

Oscar Peterson: “Articulate it like you do in speech” (on how to accomplish ‘the two-fingered percussiveness of Nat Cole’).

Fred Hersch: “You have to say ‘Oh, that was great.  Now I’m going to start fresh” (on getting too attached to great concerts you’ve played).

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