Richard Hills plays Tiger Rag

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William Alston : He deserved far better applause than he received because that was CRAZY good! That's the downside of being an organist.  Such huge technique and chops.  Bravo!  Dead audience.  Very unappreciative of his skills.  Play on anyway Sir!

Michael Kemp : A virtuoso performance from a most accomplished organist. Lifts the spirits to hear playing like this. Thank you Richard.

kiqw : This performance does not seem humanly possible. FANTASTIC to say the least.

Jonah Beale : And a thanks to the unsung hero here: John Leeming. The audio quality is fantastic! I swear I can feel every pedal note in my chest.

PandaPapa146 : Simply phenomenal! 

Televersity : Cameron Carpenter eat your heart out!

tone wheel : The epitome of manual dexterity!

Rowan Lidbury : A registration master class! (And that's from a Church Organist). An imaginative, skilled and tonally comprehensive performance using probably the entire instrument. Superb! :o)

ThePilot314 : NEVER have heard it BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbaralcharles : He plays like a maniac and he looks so calm! Sensational.

1969Wilus : It was a great thrill to hear Richard Hills play this live at the Troxy in London yesterday (7/1/17) , with even more bells and whistles! He and Simon Gledhill also spoke very eloquently and entertainingly about the history of theatre organ music.

ap xpandy : Wow, my fingers were exhausted - just watching! Great technique - thanks!

Merlin50 : Richard is always fabulous and if you enjoy this version of 'Tiger' go to BBC Proms 2013 and listen to his encore on the organ at the Albert Hall.

Bowsette : this sounds like a whole damn band!!!! o.o

TheWhitecloak : Re: evdanker There are a number of unexpected controls on a theatre organ. One being the white buttons under the keyboards which are pre-set to operate the stop tabs. Richard only has to press one of these for an instant to change the whole sound of the organ. Another hidden effect is incorporated in some of the keyboards and pedal. That is the Second touch ie. the key is depressed the normal depth which plays the sounds set on that key board. by selecting a second touch stop tab and depressing the key a little further, an extra sound can be played. For example, Flutes on the first touch and trumpet on the second touch. That way he can bring out a melody or counter melody with the same hand. Watch Richard's fingers closely and you may notice him doing just that at times. As far as I know this is unique to theatre organs. Good example at 0:46

Silas Longshot : OUTSTANDING!!! A lad with a large dash of Virgil Fox style from the 1970's.

Peter Willson : I can't believe how fantastic this is!

lohphat : GO DADDY, GO!

Kim Runic : Unreal performance. Love it when all the tabs dip at 2:13

CowboyBill : I would like to know if there happens to be a theatre organist on this planet that can even approach the mastery of this man. I sincerely doubt it. UNBELIEVABLE!

Jack Raves : He'se a tiger at those keys!!!

Frank Chambers : I've only just stumbled across this. Truly staggering performance. Hugely enjoyable.

robert shaw : Damn, that guyknows his way around a keyboard.

Gero Brauer : No words can explain this! It's simply more than great,guy!

TheTazz969 : Great talent & skill, must take years to reach this level.

accousticdecay : a most amazing performance.  5 stars!

Teniente Danielshon : Genius !

Alexis Guerne : j'ai mal aux doigts de le voir jouer

Jeanne M. Uzar : I AM Gob-smacked. When I was in the southern United States, near Anderson, South Carolina there is a well known aggie college called Clemson. Their football, (That's U.S. football) team is, "The Clemson Tigers"  You all have guessed by now this is their theme song.  I have watched the greats play these Mighty Instruments, Story, Wright, Hazelton, etc. never have I seen such zeal while playing. Awesome, "Well done You!"

Daniel Clafton : From now on, when i look at a guy playing on a normal piano i will say: "That's nothing". This is so awesome

E T : Killed it.

three37 : this is the best

Offshoreorganbuilder : Incredible control and memory! Thanks for the upload.

nyterpfan : BRILLIANT---this is VIRTUOSO playing!! Mr Hills, you are INCREDIBLE!! (Swear to God--if Art Tatum played this piece on the Wurlitzer this is what it would sound like!!)

Mark Holmstrom : Phenomenal and loads of fun! Loved that honking Kinura!

Ben Emberley : Richard was awesome when I knew him back in King's Rochester when he played at the Cathedral for School services.  I miss his playing.

riejurv50 : Wow, nice organ playing!!! In my village (in Catalonia, Spain) there's a huge old organ in the church, sometimes they play concerts there, the sound is wonderful, they say its one of the best in the country, it would be good to listen to this, live there... Anyway, thanks a lot, this is a WONDERFUL performance!!!

rghwd46gf : Excellent rendition of this classic old jazz standard!  Suggest adding yt:crop=16:9 to the YouTube tag for this video to eliminate window boxing.

Marvynmonkey : Stop The Pigeon!

Video7Rose : AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

yves Prudent : There are always idiots to criticize !

TheChrisnab100 : Ok I must admit I've be biased I've heard the great reg Dixon play this and thought he was the tops but really!!.... Richard plays this miles better. A completely different style but boy... Different level. Will he ever come to Phoenix? Would love the chance to see him live!

John : Tickling them ivories like a boss. The only reason I'd ever want a huge subwoofer would be to play something like this, not any worthless rap music.

jam8854 : BRAVO!

Hamoud Alhawiti : this is great hello from saudi Arabia

David Diffenderfer : Wonderful performance at Blackwood. Three standing ovations.

Marge Sjolund : love to listen, wonderful, wish I could play like this

Josef K. : SIMPLY BOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! Wonderful

Bill Francis : Only Richard Hills could smoke a keyboard like that! World Class Fingers!!! Bravo!!!

Bill Francis : I keep coming back to this video of Richard Hills playing the Tiger Rag, This is one of the finest dexterity tests by far... almost looks alien when playing all three keyboards... HUGE FAN of Richard Hills and I'm sure I'll be back in three days to see/enjoy it all over again...