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Take Five With Steve Myerson

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Desert Island picks:
Geoff Keezer, Zero One (Dreyfus, 2003);
Bill Evans
Bill Evans
Bill Evans
1929 - 1980
piano
, Orignal Jazz Classics Collection (OJC, 1997);
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
b.1950
keyboard
, Songs In The Key Of Life (Motown, 1976);
Abdullah Ibrahim
Abdullah Ibrahim
Abdullah Ibrahim
b.1934
piano
, Cape Town Revisited (Enja, 2000)
Phineas Newborn Jr., A World of Piano (OJC, 1991).

How would you describe the state of jazz today?
Outlook is positive. However, my hope is that jazz doesn't lose it's swing!

What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Swing, swing, swing.

What is in the near future?
Solo piano recording, and hope to record another trio album.

What's your greatest fear when you perform?
I fear that someone was not touched by the music.

What song would you like played at your funeral?
Stevie Wonder's "These Three Words."

What is your favorite song to whistle or sing in the shower?
"Whistle While You Work."

By Day:
Teaching piano lessons

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Chef.


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