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Dr. John: A Pianist’s Remembrance

A New Orleans piano authority pays tribute to the New Orleans piano authority

Dr. John (photo: Alan Nahigian)

If you’re a music fan of just about any stripe, there’s a good chance the name Dr. John means something to you. More so if New Orleans music is your bag, and more than that if you’ve ever called that city home. If you’re a New Orleans musician, he’s been an enduring element of your musical landscape.

But if you’re a New Orleans pianist, Dr. John is something else entirely.

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Josh Paxton

Josh Paxton is a pianist who’s made New Orleans his home for the past 25 years. He’s worked with most of the New Orleans musicians you’ve heard of and many you haven’t, and performed as a solo pianist at festivals around the world. His latest recording is the solo piano outing Standard Deviation.