February 1, 2010 - 12:00AM
The Rhodes electric piano is one of the
most recognizable and imitated keyboard
instruments ever, appearing on some of the
most indelible recordings of the past halfcentury.
Legendary keyboard players such
as Josef Zawinul, Chick Corea, Herbie
Hancock, Joe Sample, George Duke, and
Donald Fagen got a large part of their signature
sound from the Rhodes, and consider
themselves forever indebted to
inventor Harold Rhodes.