Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 7: Southern Gospel pianists
If I could give Southern Gospel pianists collectively (and individually) any present, I would give them Stewart Varnado as a producer for their piano solo CDs.
Many (if not most) pianists release projects with slow-paced piano solos. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with these, but they don’t really reflect what these pianists can do on stage. Projects Stewart Varnado has produced–his own projects and Matthew Holt’s most recent piano solo CD come to mind–come much closer to sounding like what these pianists do live each night.
Off-topic: Thank you to Sony for filling in for a few days while I was on the road. I had been talking with her about joining, and so I timed her introduction for a point when I knew I might not be able to post for a few days.