John O'Brien (Jack, or Obie) was Liz's uncle, and he was a well known jazz pianist starting at the earliest days of the genre (early 1920s). Jack continued to play for several decades. He befriended the Harlam stride pianist Willie "the Lion" Smith, from whom he learned much about jazz piano style. I am indebted for Jack's love, and for all that he passed on to me, some of which I have now passed on to my students in various ways.
Jack recorded in Germany in the late 1920s:
More Jack (family) recordings:
A sampler of Richard's recordings with some scores for sale!
Winter Nite composed by Jack O'Brien played by Richard
You Just Can't Say composed by Jack O'Brien played by Richard
Brahms Prelude in A minor (synthesizer version)
Laid Back Summer Day just jamming by myself while in the woods of Fayette, Maine (2010)
Conversation in the Woods (September 2016)