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Best of the Blue Note Years
Michel Petrucciani
Best of the Blue Note Years
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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French pianist Michel Petrucciani's combination of rhythmic energy and inspired invention is heard here in several settings recorded between the mid 1980s and early 1990s. While Petrucciani can be an arresting interpreter ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Michel Petrucciani
Title: Best of the Blue Note Years
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1/11/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778991625

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French pianist Michel Petrucciani's combination of rhythmic energy and inspired invention is heard here in several settings recorded between the mid 1980s and early 1990s. While Petrucciani can be an arresting interpreter of the standard repertoire, the emphasis here is on his original compositions, many making use of Latin rhythms and deceptively simple melodies. During this period, Petrucciani shifted his orientation from straight-ahead acoustic trios to use of electronic keyboards and additional percussion for a cooler, more layered approach. Listeners will likely make a rapid decision about which style they prefer, but what Petrucciani loses in drama with the expanded groups, he makes up in sustained and textured complexity. The highlight of the CD is the Caribbean-flavored "Bimini," heard in an extended performance from the 1986 Montreux festival with guitarist Jim Hall and Wayne Shorter on tenor. --Stuart Broomer

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rsomma@erols.com | 05/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this cd is uplifting. the man is a beautiful musician and he plays with some awesome people: Anthony Jackson, Lenny White, Omar Hakim, Eddie Gomez, Al Foster, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Jim Hall.. My personal favorites are "Looking Up" & "Lullaby""