Charliesax > Charlie's Piano Trio

Charlie has has just acquired a Yamaha P155, which is one of the best portable electric pianos around, both in terms of touch and of sound. He has of course played piano for years. Now he can do gigs on piano too.

Charlie's preferred line-up for piano is a trio with guitar/vocals

  • piano
  • double bass
  • guitar/vocals

...or the classic piano trio

  • piano
  • bass
  • drums

He also offers a duo...

  • piano
  • double bass

Solo cocktail piano is another possibility and can be great in some situations.

The Piano Trio repertoire is based around jazz standards, with the addition of a few original compositions.There are also one or two jazzy versions of classical pieces, such as JS Bach's Prelude No 1 in C from The Well Tempered Clavier.

Below is a list of some of the pieces in the Piano Trio repertoire.The list is by no means exhaustive; we know dozens more.

  composer   recorded by
At Last
Harry Warren 1941 Etta James
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosma 1945 Nat King Cole
Bill Bailey Hughie Cannon 1902 Ella Fitzgerald
Blues in F Charlie Hearnshaw 2013  
Bring Me Sunshine Arthur Kent 1966 Morcambe & Wise
Everyday Charlie Hearnshaw    
Five Foot Two      
Georgia Hoagey Carmichael   Ray Charles
I'm In The Mood For Love      
Let's Dance Charlie Hearnshaw 2015  
Misty Errol Garner 1954 Errol Garner
Make You Feel Mty Love Bob Dylan 1997 Adele
My Blue Heaven      
Night and Day Cole Porter 1932 Shirley Bassey, Doris Day
Now That You've Met Me Charlie Hearnshaw    
Once I Had A Secret Love     Doris Day, Kathy Kirby
Prelude in C Johan Sebastien Bach    
Racing Car Charlie Hearnshaw    
The Girl From Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim    
Sway Pablo Beltran Ruiz 1953 Dean Martin, Michele Bublé
The Nearness Of You Hoagey Carmichael 1938 Norah Jones
This Can't Be Love Roddgers and Hart 1938  
When You're Smiling Shay, Fisher, Goodwin 1898 Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra


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Charlie has played piano since he was 9 years old, which was quite a long time ago.