I was glad to know him, along with Keith. When he was doing his solo tour “Songs of a Lifetime,” Greg showed me some fun classical pieces; one of them was a variation on a theme by Liszt, and having me focus on the melody. Sometime later after Keith’s death,[…]
Rachel Flowers is very excited to tell you that her first album, Listen, is now available! Is it jazz? Is it classical? Is it rock? Yes!
Rachel was recently in Hawaii for screenings of the documentary film Hearing is Believing and several jazz club performances. While there Rachel stopped by Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio to record an interview with Dave Lawrence for All Things Considered.
FILM REVIEW – “HEARING IS BELIEVING”, Berkeley Times – Oct. 20, 2016 In an age when social media has popularized one-minute vids about people with disabilities overcoming obstacles, so much so that the community has dubbed a new term for this novel form of dehumanization and objectification – “inspiration porn,”[…]
Rachel Flowers in KEYBOARD Magazine “KEITH NOEL EMERSON, 1944-2016” by Jerry Korvasky – May 19, 2016 http://www.keyboardmag.com/…/keith-noel-emerson-1944-…/58127 RACHEL FLOWERS – “I first heard Keith’s music at a friend’s house when I was nine; it was a Best Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer compilation. When I heard the synthesizer section of[…]
It’s been over a week since I learned about the passing of Keith Emerson. It’s time for me to tell my story. I wish I could say that we knew Keith well, and that we had many memories of all our times together. Truth is, even though in many ways[…]
I’m trying to think of the best way to say these thoughts. It’s very interesting listening to Emerson’s recordings and catching the difference in his playing later on. My favorites are the early stuff from the 1960s and 1970s. That’s when he was at his very best! He played a[…]
We are devastated at the news of Keith Emerson’s passing. Though our encounters with him were few, he was always warm, gentle, funny, and supportive of all of Rachel’s musical endeavors. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Mari, to his cousins Dave and Mandy, and all of Keith’s family.[…]
Rachel had the opportunity last month to spend time with keyboardist extraordinaire Ryo Okumoto from the prog rock band Spock’s Beard. It is an ongoing great experience knowing Ryo – his musicality, creativity, and seemingly boundless positive energy have been an inspiration. Here is video from the day Rachel and[…]