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Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Chet Remembered

Read "Chet Remembered" reviewed by Chris May

Chet Remembered is the second disc the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi has recorded with a big band in as many years. Both are what used to be called “concept albums." 2022's offering, Blues & Bach (Challenge), was made with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, and celebrated the compositions of John Lewis, mainly those Lewis recorded with the Modern Jazz Quartet. It is a lovely disc. Lovely, too, is Chet Remembered, made with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, conducted by ...

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Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Orchestra: Blues & Bach: The Music Of John Lewis

Read "Blues & Bach: The Music Of John Lewis" reviewed by Chris May

If the work of any jazz composer lends itself to elegant reframing, as opposed to crass sweetening, by a chamber orchestra, it is that of John Lewis, co-founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis' ambition, most often metaphorically realised but sometimes literally so, was to achieve a synthesis of blues and Bach. His blends were mostly successful and only occasionally, in self-conscious forays into “third stream" music, did his innate vibrancy become subsumed in arid academia. Lewis ...

Radio & Podcasts

Harry James, Quentin Baxter & Enrico Pieranunzi

Read "Harry James, Quentin Baxter &  Enrico Pieranunzi" reviewed by Joe Dimino

Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi kicks off the 766th Episode of Neon Jazz with music from is release New Visions (2019). We follow that up with music from Pieranunzi's early collaborator, trumpeter Chet Baker. As 2022 marches on, many artists are releasing albums and touring post-COVID restrictions. We profile new music from Quentin E. Baxter, John Lee, Mark Filsinger and Dave Slonaker. In between, we visit the 1940s with classics from Miff Ferrie and Harry James. Dig the jazz, my friends.


Maurizio Franco - Direttore artistico di Iseo Jazz

Read "Maurizio Franco - Direttore artistico di Iseo Jazz" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Da venerdì 1 Luglio a Sabato 9 luglio si svolgerà la trentesima edizione di Iseo Jazz. Protagonisti del festival saranno Joyce Yuille, Enrico Pieranunzi, la Lydian Sound Orchestra, Carlo Morena, Enrico Intra, la Monday Orchestra feat. Fabio Morgera, la Milano C-Jazz Band e Fabrizio Bai. In attesa dei concerti, abbiamo intervistato Maurizio Franco, direttore artistico della manifestazione. All About Jazz: Come è nato Iseo Jazz? Maurizio Franco: Iseo Jazz è nato nel ...

Album Review

Enrico Pieranunzi Jazz Ensemble: Time's Passage

Read "Time's Passage" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Quattro anni dopo My Songbook, l'album che ne aveva rivelato l'aspetto di songwriter, Enrico Pieranunzi torna a pubblicare un album di canzoni, ancora una volta interpretate dalla voce duttile ed elegante di Simona Severini. La formazione è diversa dalla precedente: conserva Luca Bulgarelli a contrabbasso e basso elettrico, gli affianca il fido André Ceccarelli alla batteria e l'ospite Andrea Dulbecco al vibrafono, escludendo del tutto i fiati. Ne scaturisce un organico estremamente equilibrato, dai suoni netti e brillanti, ...

Album Review

Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow

Read "Afterglow" reviewed by Chris May

Enrico Pieranunzi is a multidimensional pianist and composer, but when he is in mellow mood he can remind one of the late, great Henry Mancini—and it is not just his Italian heritage. Pieranunzi is a classically trained jazz musician, whereas Mancini was a jazz trained soundtrack composer with a heaven-sent gift for writing great tunes, “Moon River" and “Baby Elephant Walk" among them. Pieranunzi, too, can write melodies which are lovely and catchy. Like Mancini, he also brings a cinematic ...


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