BWW Feature: Jordan Rudess: What's On Your IPod?

Jordan Rudess

Keyboard Wizard of Dream Theatre


Jordan Rudess is without question one of the great keyboard virtuosos in world today. From his early solo work, thru his collaborations with Rod Morgenstern of the Dixie Dregs, to his extraordinary contributions to progressive metal legends Dream Theatre.

Dream Theatre will hit the road for a European tour at the end of April, but Jordan will be using the time between now and then to play a series of solo acoustic piano gigs. He is calling the show "From Bach to Rock: A Musician's Journey," and the show will chronicle Jordan's own journey from classical prodigy at Juilliard to his current status as a rock keyboard legend.

Broadway Classical caught up with Jordan as he was preparing for his upcoming solo gigs. A full feature will run this weekend. We asked Jordan to participate is our popular feature "WHAT'S ON YOUR Ipod?" and he provided a list as interesting and eclectic as one of his solos.

I Am The Morning
Belighted is the second studio album by chamber progressive band iamthemorning, and their first album released through Kscope.Caption
Tim Bowness
Lost in the Ghost Light
Lost In The Ghost Light is a concept album revolving around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional 'classic' Rock musician in the twilight of his career.
Vladimir Horowitz
My Favorite Encores
A collection of the great Russian master's favorite short pieces.
The fifth studio album by French rock band Alcest. It is a concept album about "the confrontation of the natural world and the human world", inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke.
Fennesz and Sakamoto
The third release from the Oscar and Grammy winning Sakamoto and the eclectic Austrian guitarist and electronic music composer Fennesz,n

BroadwayWorld Classical wants to thank Jordan Rudess for taking the time to chat with us and sharing some really interesting musical selections with us. And we wish him well on his solo shows!

Friday, April 7th / Shalin Liu Music Center, Rockport, MA

Wednesday, Apr 12 / Iridium, New York, NY

Thursday, April 13th / World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA

-Peter Danish, Classical Editor

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