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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
8 June 2016, 11:52
Add a bit of swing to those broken chords of Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, and it's actually really enchanting.
We all know the runs and delicate arpeggios of the perennial miniature beloved by almost every aspiring piano student - but what happens when you add a touch of Bill Evans to give it the jazz treatment?
YouTube bass 'n' keys jazzers The Half Quartet have done just that. The Bagatelle is made to sound like a jazz standard very naturally - a purring double bass and a few harmonic extensions can work wonders.
If you want to get right into it, the familiar motifs kick off at 2'20". And it's time to clean your music room, guys.