characterized by loud kinda unnatural sounding "stab" followed immediately by a softer sustain. my working theory is that it involves playing a chord staccato then pressing the sustain pedal shortly AFTER releasing the keys (as described by op here http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/1229910/pedal-technique-stab-key-release-hit-pedal.html)
I want to instruct a player to use this technique, but I can't find much info about it and I'm not sure it is widely known/practiced. any ideas?
EDIT: to add that I hear it occasionally, more subtly in the intro of "now he beats the drum, now he stops" and maybe "gemini" off of the album "now he sings, now he sobs", also by chick. that pianoworld thread points out a place where bill evans uses it on kind of blue. so it's not just this one tune! but it does seem to be quite rare.