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Larry Goldings: The Jazz Pianist Who Plays Organ

In an excerpt from her Jazz Inspired radio show, Judy Carmichael speaks with the pianist and organist about his influences and about learning how to play the organ

Larry Goldings (photo: Till Brönner)
Larry Goldings (photo: Till Brönner)
Larry Goldings

Keyboardist Larry Goldings has brought his jazz sensibility to collaborations with musicians as diverse as Michael Brecker and Madeleine Peyroux. Larry’s spent the last few years touring with James Taylor as what Taylor refers to as his “one man band.” His latest album, In My Room, features Goldings playing solo piano on a mix of covers and originals.

Larry loves it all-whether swinging hard with Hammond organ or playing beautiful ballads on piano. What he especially enjoys about the variety of projects he tackles, is finding exactly what enhances and stimulates the musicians with whom he works, playing his musical role as well as he can, and making everyone sound better.

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