While Andrew's remarks about pianists' signature endings are interesting to consider, I must say that I've always thought Yancey's Eflat endings might be a sort of "rehoming" of his ear at the end of a piece. That is, consciously returning his ear/mind to a prefered tonal center before stopping. Not in a superstitious way or anything, but just in the way that a largely self taught brain might have become habituated to doing. Just a thought...
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "ROBERT R. CALDER" wrote:
> and I shall now think myself in E-Flat to end