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Another shot today of the same piano player in my previous shot this week, Jeremy Powell. It's pretty near impossible to really capture his stage presence in a still shot, as it was so much about movement (see the workshop for a poorly executed shot, but one that demonstrates it - the focus was on the back wall rather than on him, so he's out of focus, but it gives you a sense of his movement). But that didn't keep me from trying; I probably annoyed him quite a bit by wandering around him shooting at all possible angles.

Here's an action shot of him in the middle of a song; you can see the rapid movement of his hand. Unfortunately there's just enough movement in his head to blur him a bit, though that's more obvious on the higher resolution version.

In honor of both his and my movement in the making of this shot, I give you 'Will it Go Round in Circles' by Billy Preston, probably best known for being a session pianist with the Beatles. His solo career was short, but he did have some hits, and was a fantastic showman and performer himself. As always, the link will take you to the song itself, on Grooveshark.

"Will it Go Round in Circles", Billy Preston

I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I' ma gonna sing it to my friends
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
I've got a story, ain't got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I've got a story, ain't got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
I've got a dance, I ain't got no steps, no
I'm gonna let the music move me around
I've got a dance, I ain't got no steps
I'm gonna let the music move me around
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
[Instrumental Interlude]
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I' ma gonna sing it to my friends
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky

Larger version on Flickr, here.

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