All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.
Doorways is an exhilarating duo release featuring veteran musicians drummer Paul Motian and pianist Enrico Pieranunzi. While Motian may be more recognized in the U.S. for his work on hundreds of recordings, Pieranunzi is also a force to be reckoned with both as a musician and composer, as witnessed on the recent recording FelliniJazz . He gives new listeners a further display of the brilliant capabilities he has honed over the many years in Italy and Europe with numerous projects and musicians. Special guest saxophonist Chris Potter, who is making a name in jazz circles, adds his accomplished voice on three selections.
The edgy and progressive recording captures and also demands the listener's attention with thirteen pieces that deliver unbridled musical ideas and also draw attention to the high level of communication between the musicians. Composed by Pieranunzi, the music is at times tense, playful, and probing, but never routine. Pieranunzi plays with a colorful and percussive style that can be vigorous or calming, and at 70+ years young Motian still brings fresh and crisp drum work that is the perfect addition to Pieranunzi's free ideas.
"Double Excursion 1 and 2" set the tone with dynamic and flurried sounds while the poignancy of slower pieces like "Suspension Point" finds the artists articulating a softer message that is just as effective. The trio pieces with saxophone are equally if not more elevated in form. "Anecdote" features Potter providing blistering sax work and is appropriately titled, as each instrument gives a frenzied musical account with interweaving solos around a theme. Doorways is a vivid, heady, and rewarding recording for those who like their jazz adventurous.
Track Listing: Double Excursion 1; Double Excursion 2; Doorways; No Waltz For Paul; Utre; Blue Evening; Anecdote; Suspension Points; Double Excursion 3; Words Of The Sea; The Shifting Scene; The Heart Of A Child; Utre (alternative version).
Personnel: Enrico Pieranunzi, piano; Paul Motian, drums; Chris Potter, saxophones on "Doorways", "Anecdote" and "The Heart Of A Child."
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com