Jazz pianist turns this Bach prelude into something completely different

19 January 2018, 09:55

By Lizzie Davis

Joachim Horsley is a pianist who loves to experiment with different styles – in this case, mixing Bach’s intricate Baroque with New Orleans jazz. The result is stunning.

The jazz of New Orleans is worlds away from Bach’s Baroque era. But pianist Joachim Horsley has discovered that Bach’s Prelude in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier actually sounds great in the style of a rumba.

You can watch more of his videos on his YouTube channel and website.

And if you need more innovative piano improvisations in your life, here’s Joachim’s interpretation of Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony, in the style of a Cuban rumba: