Alicia Keys Plays Yamaha in James Bond Video

11/14/2008 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Customized T121 Polished Ebony Upright Piano Featured In "Another Way to Die"

Yamaha Upright used in "Quantum of Solace" video
Jack White and Alicia Keys
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Not only was YCAA proud to recently announce the endorsement renewal of Alicia Keys, one of the biggest contemporary female piano artists in the world, but YCAA was also happy to provide a custom piano for her latest history-making project: a duet with Jack White of the White Stripes.

She and Jack teamed up for the coveted James Bond theme song for the upcoming film "Quantum of Solace", and YCAA provided Alicia with a custom painted piano for the video. YCAA provided a T121 polished ebony upright piano, which was painted white with gold trim. The video to "Another Way To Die," the name of the theme song, made its debut at the end of September. The soundtrack is currently available.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Keys said, "[The song] feels very Bond, really brash and hard and super cool. It has a lot of valleys and peaks in it. That's what I love about it."

Producers of the Bond flick say White wrote and produced the new theme song and plays drums on it, while Keys joins him on the vocal tracks. This is the first duet to be chosen as a Bond theme. "Quantum of Solace," starring actor Daniel Craig as slick agent 007, lands in theatres November 14.

Alicia is currently on tour promoting her latest release, "As I Am."

For more information write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail

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