"… lushly orchestral pianism." The New York Times
"An amazing, intuitive genius." John Corigliano
"He's the most naturally gifted musician I've ever met." Adam Guettel
JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO... AND DICK - SOLO PIANO IMPOVISATIONS ON THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES AND RICHARD RODGERS
Featuring solo piano improvisations of songs from John's first instrumental CD, On Richard Rodgers' Piano (voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly) and his new CD BEATLES Reimagined, John Bucchino shares fresh, inventive, one-time-only versions of these beloved songs, as well as anecdotes about their history and insights into his pianistic process.
Composer Adam Guettel, Rodgers' grandson, says about the album On Richard Rodgers' Piano, "Here is great beauty and humor and understanding, as if Rodgers and Bucchino are friends who never met, united by a lovely old piano."
And about BEATLES Reimagined sax great Dave Koz writes: "On this CD, you get to hear John's completely unique mastery of harmony, melody, and musical innovation all come together front and center. Everyone knows these songs. But you've NEVER heard them like this. It's a thing of sheer beauty. Even The Beatles themselves would be amazed."
Best-known for his award-winning songwriting, John Bucchino is also a unique and accomplished pianist. Previously presented in Australia, this will be the first performance of this concert in the UK.