In its use of sound effects, the song recalls the early career of Billy Joel, to whom Folds has often been compared. A live version of the song, recorded November 26, 1996, at the former LA2 nightclub in London, appears on the 1998 compilation and rarities album Naked Baby Photos. Ben Folds – piano, vocals. Darren Jessee – drums. Robert Sledge – bass guitar. Producer: Caleb Southern. Mixing: Marc Becker.
Just the Way You AreJust the Way You Are (Amazing)debut solo single
Tim Byron of The Vine compared Mars' debut solo single to Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are", saying that the latter "is a little more ambiguous...more aware of the ups and downs that characterize relationships". Jamie Milton of musicOMH explained that "Just the Way You Are" can be mistaken for a pop song due to its tempo. However, it is one of the most "sappiestballad" to be heard in a some time. Nima Baniamer from Contactmusic.com felt the single didn't make Mars stand out from other R&B artists. Baniamer added, "The song never builds to any climax and it simply falls a bit flat, coming across quite corny and cheesy." The song was nominated for the 2010 The Record of the Year ceremony.
In the top ten round, Testone sang Billy Joel's "Vienna" and received a standing ovation from the judges. After spending two weeks in the bottom three, Testone was declared "safe" when the voting results were announced. Testone received a second consecutive standing ovation for her performance of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" in the top nine round, which critics considered to be her signature moment of the season. After seeing Testone rehearse before the performance, celebrity mentor Stevie Nicks enthusiastically stated, "If I needed a singer, I'd hire her in a second." In the top six round, Testone performed Queen's "I Want It All" and The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Bold as Love".
EuforiaEuforia - Helen Sjöholm sjunger Billy Joel
Euforia - Helen Sjöholm sjunger Billy Joel (Helen Sjöholm sings Billy Joel) is an album by Swedish singer and actor Helen Sjöholm, released in November 2010. The album features 11 compositions by American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer Billy Joel, performed by Helen Sjöholm. All songs are performed in Swedish, with lyrics written by Tomas Andersson Wij. "Euforia" is only the 2nd solo album by Swedish singer and musical star Helen Sjöholm. Sjöholm is famous for playing the role of Kristina in Benny Andersson's and Björn Ulvaeus's (both of ABBA fame) musical Kristina från Duvemåla and being part of Andersson's current group Benny Anderssons Orkester.
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He covered the Billy Joel original "Just the Way You Are" in a whole different arrangement. In addition, he recorded an alternate version of the song, featuring Irish pop singer, Samantha Mumba. Alongside the single, his self-titled album was released. Among the album's collaborators are rappers Young Clipp, Jdimes, and Sillona's best friends, Jimmy Muna and Kris Lawrence. "Ngayo'y Narito", another ballad by Saturno, was released as the album's second official single. The album received positive reviews, with Titik Pilipino stating "I can't find a bad word for Jay R (the artist and the album) because he and his album are good".
Harry Connick, Jr plays piano on 12 of the album's 14 tracks. The album's first track is written by O'Hara's husband Greg Naughton. Harry Connick, Jr. has written three of the tracks, and sings a duet with O'Hara on the title track "Wonder in the World". The song "Fable", is the closing number from Adam Guettel's Light in the Piazza. Wonder In the World appeared on Billboard's Jazz chart shortly after its release in May, 2008, and peaked at the number 12 position. KelliOHara.com—official site. Ghostlight Records.
In highschool he began performing "piano man" style arrangements, and has cited singer-songwriters such as Billy Joel and Elton John as influences. According to Otey, his style was also shaped by Harry Connick Jr., Frank Sinatra's ballads, jazz standards, and hits from the Beatles, Van Morrison and Sting. He graduated from Friends' Central School in Philadelphia in 1978. As a teen and young adult he formed a number of small ensembles such as the APO Jazz Trio, which performed around Philadelphia. He performed with jazz musicians such as Richie Cole and Lew Soloff, and recorded with Grover Washington Jr. on the 1979 Skylarking album.
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Many distinguished musicians have chosen to compose, perform and record using Baldwin pianos, including the pianists Walter Gieseking, Claudio Arrau, Jorge Bolet, Morton Estrin, Margaret Baxtresser (née Barthel), Earl Wild and José Iturbi and the composers Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, André Previn, and John Williams. Baldwin pianos have been used by popular entertainers including Ray Charles, Liberace, Richard Carpenter, Michael Feinstein, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, and Carly Simon, and jazz pianists Dave Brubeck, George Shearing and Dick Hyman.
EasyEasy'' (Grant Green album)Last Session'' (Grant Green album)
The Allmusic review by awarded the album 3 stars. 1) "Easy" (Lionel Richie) - 7:57. 2) "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel) - 7:11. 3) "Wave" (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - 6:07. 4) "Empanada" (Gene Dunlap, Mario E. Sprouse) - 12:19. 5) "Nighttime in the Switching Yard" (Jorge Calderón, David Lindell) - 5:11. 6) "Three Times a Lady" (Lionel Richie) - 7:07. Recorded in New York City on April 17–20, 1978. Grant Green - guitar. Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff - trumpet, flugelhorn. Janice Robinson, Kiane Zawadi - trombone. Karen Joseph - piccolo, flute, alto flute. Hank Crawford - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone. Jorge Dalto - piano, electric piano. Mario E. Sprouse - electric piano (track 6).
Piano – Joe De Lia. Producer – Ed Newmark, Warren Schatz.
In 2008, Pasquarelli started taking singing lessons, and since 2009 he also studied piano. He has a 14 years old brother called Leonardo Pasquarelli. In high school, Pasquarelli studied at the pedagogical liceo, and specialized in Arts and Entertainment. While he was a high school student, he also became a singer of the local rock band 65013. In 2010, during his last year at high school, Pasquarelli auditioned for the fourth series of the Italian talent show X Factor. As a result, he was chosen by Mara Maionchi as a member of the "Boys" category.
Bartlett was formerly lead guitarist for bubblegum group the Lemon Pipers, while Blauvelt played with Billy Joel in several bands: the Echoes (also renamed the Lost Souls and then the Commandos), the Hassles and El Primo. Maxx Mann, one-time singer with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Kings of Christmas, was recruited by producers Kasenetz/Katz to front a version of the group in the 1990s. The band was originally known as 'Creekside Killshack'. Bill Bartlett went on from the Lemon Pipers to form a group called Starstruck. Starstruck originally included Steve Walmsley (bass) and Bob Nave (organ) from the Lemon Pipers.
Ready Steady Go!Ready, Steady, Go!Ready, Steady, Go!'' (album)
Bell covered songs from artists such as The Move, Billy Joel, Queen, The Kinks, Stray Cats, and Cask Mouse. Ready Steady Go! mostly had positive reviews by critics, getting 4 out of 5 by AllMusic. Brian Setzer, from the rockabilly band Stray Cats and the guitarist and bandleader of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, executive produced this album. "Bitchcraft" was remixed by French electro swing band Caravan Palace. On release, Bell did interviews for KTLA, Perez Hilton, Good Day L.A., Entertainment Tonight and many other media outlets. On the night of the album's release party, Justin Bieber reportedly tried to crash the party, which also drew attention to the album.
In DeepIn Deep'' (Tina Arena album)
Jeff Jacobs – keyboards, piano, programming. John Robinson – drums, percussion. Leland Sklar – bass. David Tyson – keyboards, piano, programming.
Wrecking Ball Tour2013previous tour
Springsteen also joined Billy Joel, Steven Tyler and Jimmy Fallon for a performance of "Under the Boardwalk". He later participated in the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, a benefit concert for Sandy victims. Due to filming of his television show, Lilyhammer, Steven Van Zandt was forced to miss the Australian leg of the tour in 2013. Tom Morello replaced Van Zandt for those dates. Van Zandt made his return in late April 2013 when he opened the first of the band's two shows in Oslo, Norway, by singing Frank Sinatra's "My Kind of Town" in character as Frank "the fixer" Tagliano from Lilyhammer.
(Paul James, Kay Swift) – 5:24. 3) "New York State of Mind" (Billy Joel) – 4:27. 4) "Cedar's Blues" (Cedar Walton) – 5:35. 5) "My Full House" – 5:40. 6) "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) – 7:27. 7) "Star Eyes" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 7:36. 8) "Mama-Lou" – 5:17. 9) "It's You or No One" (Jule Styne Sammy Cahn) – 6:19. David "Fathead" Newman – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute. Curtis Fuller – trombone. Cedar Walton – piano. Peter Washington – bass. Yoron Israel – drums.
All I AskAll I Ask" (Adele song)
Inspired by singer-songwriter Billy Joel, "All I Ask" strips back instrumentation to piano only and has been described as different from the rest of "modern pop". According to Gareth James of Clash, the song is designed to be "performed at the semi-finals of some faceless talent show by the favourite, all emotive key changes and long vowels". Hannah McKee of Stuff.co.nz referred to "All I Ask" as a "love ballad revolving around themes of melancholia". The song is written in the key of E major (and changes to F major at the third chorus) with a tempo of 71 beats per minute in common time. It follows a chord progression of E–Gm–A sus2 –B in the verses, and Adele's vocals span from E 3 to D 5.
Jeffrey S. Bova
He has been active in music industry since the mid-1970s, contributing to recordings by significant mainstream artists like Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, Bill Laswell and Herbie Hancock, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson, Meat Loaf, Missing Persons, Iron Maiden and Billy Joel among others. Born in Washington D.C., he grew up in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Being the son of a professional trumpet player, he took the instrument up for himself during elementary school and continued with it at the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.
-She Knows Entertainment "With his songs based more around the lyrics and the atmosphere they create rather than reading sheet music or studying classical musicians it’s easy to draw comparisons between Brendan and other piano-playing crooners that he idolizes like Elton John and Billy Joel. Brendan’s style steers further from pop than these two legends in his debut album, The Day is Brave. -Static Multimedia "He sings with a British lilt, a curious choice that draws parallels to David Gray but fails to replicate that songwriter's power...."
Keister continues to do studio work today, as a pianist/synthesist and as a producer/arranger. He owns an extensive list of vintage synthesizers, including a Fairlight CMI 2x, a Synclavier, a PPG Wave 2.3, a Memorymoog, and an Oberheim Matrix 12 among many others. His work on records is extensive and constantly expanding. He won a Dove Award for "Instrumental Album of the Year" — along with Michael Omartian, Dann Huff, Tommy Sims, Tom Hemby, Terry McMillan, Chris Rodriguez, Mark Douthit, and Eric Darken — for the album The Players in 1997. He has worked with a long list of musicians over the years, including Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Amy Grant, Michael W Smith and Lou Marini.
Moment to Moment
John Di Martino – piano. Randy Johnston – guitar (tracks 1, 5-8, 10 & 11). Ray Drummond – bass. Willie Jones III – drums.
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The album was critically lauded, and its religious overtones were picked up by many critics, such as Joe Gross of the Village Voice, who dubbed it "the most egregiously American Catholic album since X's Under the Big Black Sun, Springsteen's Tunnel of Love, or that Jewish new waver Billy Joel's The Stranger." After Separation Sunday, the band moved from the Frenchkiss Records imprint to Vagrant Records. Released October 3, 2006, Boys and Girls in America was ranked No. 8 on the Rolling Stone Best Albums of 2006 list, and first by The A.V. Club.
TouchedTouched'' (Michael Sweet album)
Peter Vantine - piano, orchestration.
Secret Value of DaydreamingStick Around
Julian Lennon – Lead vocals, Background vocals, Bass guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Yamaha Drum programming. Carmine Rojas – Bass. Justin Clayton – Guitar. David Brown – Guitar. Alan Childs – Drums. Frank Elmo – Horns. Additional personnel. Jimmy Bralower – Percussion. John McCurry – Guitar. Billy Joel – Piano on "You Get What You Want". Fiona Flanagan, Karen Kamōn, Rory Dodd, Eric Taylor, Peter Hewlett – Background vocals. Production. Phil Ramone – Producer. Bradshaw Leigh – Engineer. Sean Burrows and Peter Hefter – Associate Engineers. Barry Diament & Ted Jensen – Mastering. Timothy White – Cover photo. Bob Defrin – Art direction. Julian Lennon – Concept.
He then commented positively on "Waiting for Superman," calling it "a sleek change of pace, rolling together bits of The Fray and Bon Jovi into the patented Daughtry sound;" and gave "Long Live Rock & Roll" a positive review, saying "he cleverly reminisces about Billy Joel and grunge in a country-style rave-up." However, he commented negatively on "Battleships" "with the stunningly weird chorus of "We love like battleships ... And the cannon goes, 'Boom boo-boom boom boo-boom boom boom,'" which is, well, crazy, and you wonder if he's gone too far." He then concluded by saying "Daughtry broadens his sound with mixed results."