VARIOUS ARTISTS -- Steinway to Heaven (Magna Carta)

The producers of this CD got 12 of rock's best keyboardists and had them play solo piano versions of a classical piece of their choosing. Steve Porcaro does a nice job on Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess." Keith Emerson contributes his rendition of Alberto Ginastera's "Creole Dance." He had been performing the song live for quite some time with ELP, but this is the studio debut of the song. This CD could appeal to classical fans as well as rock fans. It's interesting to hear these musicians perform in a style different from the norm.

© 1997 Steve Marshall