Morgan Pitts


May 27, 2003, midnight | By Josh Gottlieb-Miller | 17 years, 8 months ago


Review: Pitts is talented and nimble enough to mix classical skills with pop smarts. Though not a virtuoso, the experienced Pitts' abilities are well developed, and he is capable of handling most melodies, though his careful playing is possibly not quite as bold as it could be. Pitts' swinging, jazzy original compositions are entertaining, his playful style captures and keeps the listener's attention. Pitt's piano playing is definitely a healthy diversion from the usual Blair music scene.

Genre: Classical Piano.

Influences: Billy Joel. Evgeni Kissin.

History: Pitts started playing piano as a small child and has worked hard since then to develop his current expertise. Most recently he cut an album available for friends and family complete with original material and a few colorful live tracks. Pitts frequently plays at area showcases.

Album: Random Thoughts.

Website: None.

Best thing about performing music: "It's an incredible adrenaline rush to get up in front of people and share something that you love with them."

Worst thing about performing music: "When you play a show that sucks."

Best Song (he performs): Khatchu Turian Tocatta (Classical piece)

Worst Song (he performs): Klavier Stucke by Shubert (another classical piece)

Reaction from another Blair musician: "[Pitts] makes everything sound good…like a masterpiece." (Charlotte Littlehales, Culo Balena)

Quotable: "I can't think of anything that's not completely corny."



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