Upright piano busking

Here’s a clip of York piano player Karl Mullen playing some boogie-woogie. I’ve played at the Phoenix jam in York a few times with him and he’s great — really clever and inventive language in a jazz setting. This is something else completely though, and even includes a bit of Bohemian Rhapsody at the end. Quality busking.

Highlight is the camerawoman suggesting they give Karl some money to buy his lunch — I think he’s doing alright in this respect thankfully. At some point I need to find and re-post an article I once wrote about the conflation of busking with begging and destitution.

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