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Michel Plays Petrucciani
Michel Petrucciani
Michel Plays Petrucciani
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
Out of print in the U.S.! Import reissue of this 1987 album released on Blue Note. Nine tracks including 'She Did It Again', 'One For Us' and 'Brazilian Suite'.

      
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All Artists: Michel Petrucciani
Title: Michel Plays Petrucciani
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 6/24/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077774867924, 0077774867955, 077774867917, 077774867948, 007777486792

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Out of print in the U.S.! Import reissue of this 1987 album released on Blue Note. Nine tracks including 'She Did It Again', 'One For Us' and 'Brazilian Suite'.

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John D. Dooley | Southern California United States | 07/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I believe this was one of the first Michel Petrucciani's CDs I bought. I have 9 others...I wonder how many he made? I count 33, but I could be off. Some of his early CD's have half of his own compositions with a balance of standards from Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Sonny Rollins, Rogers & Hart etc...some CD's are solo piano, other duets, most are trios. He started out as a classical pianist but always loved jazz. His main influences were Bill Evans & Keith Jarrett but he has his own smooth sound yet fast style.

This CD contains all of his creations with 2 different trios:

September 24, 1987 songs 1 to 5 with Michel Petrucciani on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, & Roy Haynes on drums. Song #2 with John Abercrombie on guitar.

December 9 & 10 1987 songs 6 to 9 with Michel Petrucciani on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, & Al Foster on drums. Song #7 with John Abercrombie on guitar & song #9 with Steve Thornton on percussion.

If you know your Jazz you can see that these are 2 great trios. Each artist with his own history, style, & merit.

The CD starts out with fast jazz piano work but slows down into some quite beautiful ballads. A great place to start your own Michel Petrucciani collection."
My favorite michel as well
B. Lafave | lakeland , fl | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"sadly we no longer have this brilliant and wonderful pianist with us . i loved all of his recordings . certainly none more so than this one . it came out at a time when the music industry was still pressing record albums . you had two different but equally stunning bass and drum rhythm sections on each side . additionally you have the magnificent john abercrombie sitting in on two songs . just really smoking , playful and delicate stuff . the blue note years were indeed very productive ones for michel . he reciprocated with one killin' project after another . what a genius ."
French genius
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sadly I didn't discover Michel Petrucciani until around the time of his death. Then I heard Trio in Tokoyo and worked my way through all his albums of the 1990's. All of them are excellent. Best of all is the truly amazing Eddy Louiss - Hammond Organ/Michel Petrucciani - Piano Conference de Presse a double CD of duets. Nothing will ever be as good as this.

Well ...plays Petrucciani is very close. From the storming opening two tracks to the end this is Jazz of the highest quality. In all honesty I've never heard Petrucciani play any better than he does here. The improvisations and ideas just flow out of him. It also helps to have a tremendous rhythm section. Here we get Roy Haynes and Al Foster on drums. Haynes played or recorded with Dizzy, Miles and Coltrane. Al Foster played with Miles in the 1970's and 1980's. Gary Peacock and Eddie Gomez are on bass (who play and played with Keithe Jarrett and Bill Evans respectively. John Abercrobie is on guitar for two tracks as well.

But it is the little man whose genius dominates proceedings. Not only from a playing point of view but because all the compositions are by him as well. He was a gifted writer as well as being a spectacular Pianist.
Highly recommended."