Pianist/Producer Bob Baldwin‘s multifarious ‘gushings’ of The Beatles began in the 1960’s as a young lad living in the urban surroundings of Yonkers, NY before eventually moving further up the Hudson River. In both regions, however, was one of the power radio stations of the universe, WABC Radio in New York, with golden voices like Cousin Brucie, Harry Harrison, and Dan Ingram, who were playing the pop hits of their time in the 60’s and 70’s.
It was there where Baldwin caught the infamous Beatles bug that had obviously swept the Untied States. The mere fact that there was minimal if any keyboard references on The Beatles catalog was all the rage in the mind of a chord man like Bob Baldwin. It left tremendous room for interpretation and clearly, he took the ball and ran with that opportunity.
Baldwin’s talent is showcased on his stunning instrumental interpretation of the project’s new single, “Eleanor Rigby”.
Listen to Eleanor Rigby on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 3/4).