After posting (see the previous exhibit) last night’s piece about Bill Mays and our impending visit to Sweden, it occurred to me that I failed to include an example of Mr. Mays’ prowess as a solo pianist. His gift has been on display since he came to prominence in California in the early 1960s. Bill was one of the pianists featured in the lamented Concord Records Maybeck solo piano collection. Why Concord let so valuable a series go out of print is fodder for a congressional investigation. Fortunately, at least one example of Bill’s contribution survives on the internet.
Bill’s Maybeck album hasn’t entirely disappeared. It is available at this website.