Master pianist Clipper Erickson has performed concerts all over the world, recorded extensively, and is on the faculties of Temple University and Westminster Conservatory. Clipper is quite the history buff, and has a passion for the music of early 20th century African-American composer Nathaniel Dett. His CD recording of the complete piano works of Dett was a Gramophone UK magazine “critic’s choice”. For this episode, Clipper took advantage of the fact that our show guests get to choose from a range of pianos – he performs on two magnificent instruments, an Estonia L210 and a Bösendorfer 225.
Works performed: “Juba Dance” by Nathaniel Dett
“The Lord’s Prayer” arranged by Donald Dumpson
Clipper Erickson’s website: https://www.clippererickson.com/
Piano Technicians: Sean Weissman and L.J. Norelli