The Piano Prince.
As a piano player from New Orleans, he has no
peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to
imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach
on the keys.
James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on
December 17, 1939, son of a minister, who played
piano. It was his sister’s music teacher who taught him
piano scales and to read music. He was known for his
musical gifts at an early age, and was considered a piano
prodigy, giving classical recitals at age six, and continued
classical training until twelve. He was acknowledged to
have perfect pitch, instant musical recall, and a
photographic memory in sight reading