Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time
The Contenders: Page 4
Unique compositionally amongst so called rock stars.
Master of the Mellotron, and a great entertainer. RIP.
Musical genius and lovely human being. RIP Woolly
Billy Preston (the only musician to work with both The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" & the Beatles "Let it be") has more soul than any other keyboard player I've heard. Take a listen of "that's the way god planned it" from George Harrison's Bangladesh Concert, Just beautiful.
Ranked too low. The man was a child prodigy, performing with Nat King Cole when he was 10. Brilliant musician.
He has played with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric ClaptonV 2 Comments
Played with Bowie over 30 years and added so much to every song he played on, listen to the piano on the Aladdin Sane album, especially Lady Grinning Soul and name anyone better.
There is absolutely no one who compares to Mike Garson.
Best solo fusion Jazz/Avant garde on Aladdin Sane!
He has super fast fingers!
Chopin's on the list...so I guess he's #2
These one is another level. The classics are classics and they are ontouchable. This list is nuts... who think the same?
How is this guy not in the top 20 or so.V 1 Comment
Started as a "one-man band" when he received two keyboards in the mail, when he only ordered one. Went on to take the 80s synth-pop world by storm!
Classically trained and taught people too. Great on a synth as well as a piano this guys needs to be in the top ten of not top in my eyes.V 3 Comments
Greatest pianist of all time. How could there be another choice...
Chris Martin is a master at keyboards and makes beutiful music with them
Lyle Mays doesn't make even the top 10? Lyle is the true number ONE! The masses as usual do not have a clue. Such an absolute genius & supernaturally gifted keyboard player who has been willingly/happily subject to an even greater gift (Pat Metheny of course) all these years speaks volumes for his love, passion & respect for TRUE music. MVW
Lyle is a brilliant play that plays exactly what is needed for the sound. Defiantly in my top 5.
Lyle Mays brilliant pianist/keyboardist and blend with Pat Metheny. would glady listen to him before most of his contemporaries prior on this list. Largely unheard of outside the states!V 1 Comment
Yes he does deserve to be one of the best ten but people don't even know him.
That's the problem.
Or know him and too stupid to realize.
Before people vote, they should be required to listen to some of his music and then vote.
the founder and only lasting member of Nine Inch Nails, and How To Destroy Angels. He deserves a spot on here for his inspiration to other musicians in the dark, industrial, electro, community and bands. - xaxismusic
Probably the most underrated keyboard player anywhere. The reason? He doesn't overplay. Just plays what is needed for the song and nothing more.
Listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and tell me this guy isn't top 5
Definitely should be in the top 10...simply a genius! Is the inspiration for all the hip-hop, techno and club music that we hear today...
If you ever seen him play live theirs no question that he's one of the very best! Keyboards and moog wow!
THE MAN CREATES HIS OWN SOUNDS! SOUNDS THAT STILL USED TODAY IN HIP-HOP, TECHNO, AND DANCE. HE IS THE INVISIBLE MAN BEHIND ALL OF MODERN MUSIC.
I can't believe it... ! There are great piano players in here, it's my opinion Richard Clayderman is at the top of all them, my respect for the classics of course.
Are you kidding me? Laugh out loud
My my.. the most successful pianist on guiness record don't have the justice here
A pivotal cornerstone to so many of Bruce Springsteen's signature songs, as well as those of many other artists, "The Professor" possesses the talent to make you smile, to make you pump your fist, and to make you cry, all in the same song. On a stage as crowded as that of the E Street Band, Roy Bittan stands out.
Yeah, I know... Most of you are going "who? " laugh out loud @ some of the people on this list, thanks for the laughs
Without a doubt, he was a major influence to most everyone on this list. In his time, for the style of music he mastered, there is no better piano player.
I would be surprised if anybody else on this list could play as Oscar did. Art Tatum is the only other one I can think in that class.
Putting "Pete" on this list, and then at 75, is an absolute insult. Pure virtuosic genius.V 3 Comments
Mark Kelly is the keyboardist of Marillion and DeeExpus. If he doens't much famous like Jordan Rudess, he's the most melodic keyboardist in the world. His solos are so deep, emotional and cacthy that nobody can do better!
He is the man! Great Player, Great Songwriter!V 1 Comment
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