I have just added to our playlist Rod Best’s latest album, “Soul Soothing”, featuring Patrick Yandall on guitars, Daniel Spirovski on saxophones, Libbie Jo Snyder on flute and Rod on keyboards.
This instrumental album is easy listening and relaxing and fits well in our music rotation, I hope you’ll like it.
Here’s “Latin Lover”, one of the tracks from the album:
Rod is from Australia, he currently lives in Gayndah, Queensland, Australia (4 hours north of Brisbane) and is married to Jan. He learnt piano at an early age then branched out onto organ.
He also has studied alto saxophone and guitar.
Over the years Rod has been involved in training and developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music arrangements for small stage band through to large orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song composition.
Rod Best studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging, developing in composition and arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles.
He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince Genova and Kevin Hunt. He studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz.
He has released five instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth”, “The Best of Rod Best”, “Groove On”, “A Peaceful Place”, “The Next Level” and his latest, “Soul Soothing”.
To contact Rod: