Michel Petrucciani – Solo in Denmark (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 55:35 minutes | 587 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Storyville Records
Michel was one of the most popular pianists in the 1990’s due to his extraordinary technique, his astounding musical outlook and extremely dynamic playing style. His music is simply timeless and magical, seemingly coming straight from his soul. As he is often quoted: “I’m not playing to your head, but to your soul. When I play, I’m like a bird flying over the landscape, and I can land anywhere.”Petrucciani was a highly charismatic and high-spirited character, despite being hindered by a genetic disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. He was extremely short, standing at three feet. Luckily, his hands were of normal size, but he had special modifications to reach the piano’s pedals.
Petrucciani started playing in the family band with his guitarist father and bassist brother. At the age of 15 he had the opportunity to play with Kenny Clarke and Clark Terry and two years later made his first recording.
In 1982 Petrucciani moved to the United State, where he convinced Charles Lloyd to go out on the road again and he toured with Lloyd’s quartet. Behind the grand piano, he was a giant with his inexhaustible imagination and seemingly endless inclination to push himself in new directions musically. Originally heavily influenced by Bill Evans, and to a lesser extent Keith Jarrett, he developed into a powerful, one-of-a-kind, pianist with his own individual voice on the international jazz scene.
1-01. Michel Petrucciani – P’tit Louis (05:02)
1-02. Michel Petrucciani – In A Sentimental Mood (05:10)
1-03. Michel Petrucciani – She Did It Again (07:58)
1-04. Michel Petrucciani – Round Midnight (07:17)
1-05. Michel Petrucciani – Estate (07:52)
1-06. Michel Petrucciani – Blue Monk (08:25)
1-07. Michel Petrucciani – Medley (13:47)