I would have to say that one of my favorite pianists would have to be Vince Guaraldi. He isn't the most talented, but the smooth jazz he produces is very satisfying to listen to, and he made the movie "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown". My favorite pianist of all time is Isaac Shepard however. The music he creates is so original, so pure, and he captures the mood and theme of ever topic he tries to express in his music. And, I have a little soft spot for him, because his song "Leaves in the Wind" helped me to hook up with the love of my life. :)
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