Watch this pianist transform a Bach Prelude into some amazing jazz

19 April 2017, 13:59

Bach rumba new orleans

By Lizzie Davis

Joachim Horsley is a pianist who loves to experiment with different style – 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.

Here’s his virtuoso effort

Joachim Horsley plays Bach's Prelude No.1 – as a rumba

What happens when Baroque meets New Orleans jazz?

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

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