“Piano Workshop” was held in Berlin October 30, 1965.
This event was organised by Joachim Ernst Berendt.
He wanted to show the development of jazz piano.
So he did not choose Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner.
Earl Hines was the father of jazz piano improvisation.
Teddy Wilson was on hand to represent the swing piano style.
Lennie Tristano served as an exponent of modern exploratory piano playing.
It seems unnecessary to explain about Bill Evans and John Lewis.
Jaki Byard alternated free and stride passages on the same tune.
Unfortunately Bud Powell could not participate because of sickness.
Also two pianists could not participate.
Thelonious Monk was touring Europe with his own band.
Art Tatum already had died in 1956.
The program began started from Earl Hines.
Then Teddy Wilson, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, and Jaki Byard appeared in order.
The piano players were supported by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alan Dawson.
Here is Earl Hines plays “Memories of you”.
Here is Earl Hines & Teddy Wilson play “All Of Me”.
Here is John Lewis trio play “Django”.
Here is Lennie Tristano Piano Solo plays “G Minor Complex”.
Here is Bill Evans trio play “Beautiful Love”.
Here is Jaki Byard plays “Free Improvisation”.