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Terrell Prudés' latest recording, 'TnT', fulfills the long-time dream of the pianist and his son Terrell Prudé Jr. to record together. Terrell Sr. who has his Masters degree in music from San Francisco State University produced the CD, created, composed, wrote the arrangements and co-conducted the orchestra with Conductor Norman Layden.

Terrell and his Trio, Piano, Drums and Bass are backed on four tracks by the 30 piece string section of the Portland Oregon Pops Symphony Orchestra.

Terrell is a powerful and versitile pianist. Educated as a classical pianist, he combines classical, jazz and blues phrases.

Terrell is an exciting Pianist and Entertainer who performs at his professional peak at all times. His live performances are captivating and Terrell recieves outstanding ovations and cheering audience response at all his performances.

His repertoire covers the entire music field: Classical, Jazz, Standards, Blues, Top 40, Pop, Show and Movie Themes, Country, Folk and Religious. His renditions are exciting but always recognizable because he does not venture too far from the melody.

"Somewhere Out There" is a movie score made exciting by Terrell's precise and tastefully full piano sounds and the inclusion of the Symphony Orchestra's 30 piece string section.

"You Are My Sunshine" a country western standard which has become a family classic was sung often to Terrell by his ever loving Father, Clarence Prudé. This inspired Terrell to record this in his traditional jazzy flavor.

"Kitty Kat" and "Blues on the 30th Floor" are Terrell's originals. Influenced by the great Pianist
Ray Charles who produced Terrell's first album titled "Princess".
The bluesy "Kitty Kat" swings. Terrell has a wonderful feel for this type of tune. "Blues On The 30th Floor" is another catchy, toe-tapping blues. It's easy to listen to Terrell play a lot of this.

"It's All Right With Me" swings with strings and inlcudes an exciting and precise drum solo with brushes. Reminders of Terrell's most significant influence, world renown pianist Oscar Peterson, are clearly heard on this track.

"Show Me the Way to Go Home," the concluding track, also presents Terrell at his "Bluesy" and "Funkiest" best.

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