He marked XXth and XXIth century’s music in profound ways and why no worldwide tributes and special programs for him? You may not like his pieces, but in term of style, he was one of the last (if not the last) living representent of modern, pre-contemporary, classical music, in the vein of Gershwin and Debussy.
Nikolai Kapustin was the jazz pianist every classical pianist wants to be. He was also the classical pianist every jazz pianist wants to be.
Great jazz and classical pianist. Both in one.