Since opening the restaurant in 1973, Dolph has become a Litchfield Hills institution. Stop anyone in Kent or the neighboring towns and they will recognize the Fife 'n Drum name, the owner, and his reputation for piano wizardry. But what many won't recognize is the other side of Dolph Traymon that of a concert pianist and a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.
Now, at a time when many people his age are nursing arthritic fingers, Dolph continues to let his nimble fingers fly across the piano keys six nights every week. Although in his eighties, he continues not only to play but also to write new music; and you'll never see a sheet of music on the piano.
"It's all in my head," says Dolph, and quite obviously all in his hands.
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The Nearness of You 2009 - $20.00
1. The Nearness of You - Hoagy Carmichael
2. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
3. Fools Rush In - Rube Bloom
4. Laura - David Raskin
5. When You Wish Upon a Star - Leigh Harline
6. Embraceable You - George Gershwin
7. All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
8. Our Love is here to Stay -George Gershwin
9. Night and Day - Cole Porter
10. You Are Too Beautiful - Richard Rogers
11. Body and Soul - John Green