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Michel Petrucciani

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Piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani was born on December 28th 1962 in Orange France to Italian parents. He grew up surrounded by music as his father was a guitarist and his brothers were a bassist and a guitarist. He discovered the piano very young and one of his early influences was Duke Ellington. Because he was born with osteogenesis imperfecta; a condition that stunts growth and causes fragile bones and respiratory disorders, he had to have special extensions made for him to reach the pedals of the piano. The condition did not affect his hands, however, and he was able to study classical piano for 8 years

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Article: Chats with Cats

The Record Store Owner: Jim Eigo

Read "The Record Store Owner: Jim Eigo" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


The last couple decades have brought a revolution in every aspect of the music-making process. Technology has transformed the creation of music, the promotion of music, and of course the distribution of music. At the very end of this delivery pipeline there has been a variety of formats that includes bulky vinyl records and clunky CDs, ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Three Gems from Michael Robinson and Eliot Zigmund: Earth and Sky, Runs to Sea and What Magic

Read "Three Gems from Michael Robinson and Eliot Zigmund: Earth and Sky, Runs to Sea and What Magic" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Keyboardist and electronics innovator Michael Robinson is a prolific and imaginative musician. In 2018 he started re-exploring the acoustic piano and, during the solitary times of the COVID-19 pandemic, his solo piano recordings increased dramatically. In 2022 he met up with drummer Eliot Zigmund and over three days the duo reinterpreted and deconstructed several standards. Zigmund ...

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician

Read "Play Petrucciani: A Special Tribute for a Special Musician" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Watching a good band at a small club is often one of the most enjoyable ways to experience jazz. Proper ambiance can conjure lasting sounds and images, as the relatively intimate space makes for optimal acoustics and definitive visual close-ups. That's what it was like for those fortunate or discerning enough to attend the first editions ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

Coltrane's Progeny: Giant Steps for Late Beginners

Read "Coltrane's Progeny: Giant Steps for Late Beginners" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


For many listeners, the name John Coltrane is synonymous with the tune “Giant Steps." Whether or not you happen to agree with the proposition that this was the “greatest" or most important composition Coltrane ever recorded—for some, it would be “My Favorite Things," and for still others, “A Love Supreme." This is not an attempt, largely ...

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Article: Guitarist's Rendezvous

Meet Larry Tamanini, Jostein Gulbrandsen, Joe Finn, Jon Hemmersam

Read "Meet Larry Tamanini, Jostein Gulbrandsen, Joe Finn, Jon Hemmersam" reviewed by Dom Minasi


Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous. This is the third installment in a series that introduces you to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each fielded the same questions and recommended a video. Larry Tamanini Meet Larry Tamanini who hails from jny: Philadelphia. He is a steady fixture ...

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Article: Album Review

Atlantico: A Stovepipe Hat Made From Silk

Read "A Stovepipe Hat Made From Silk" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


This album by the European/American quartet Atlantico co-led by French jazz pianist Sebastien Paindestre and U.S. reed and woodwind player Dave Schroeder completes the band's planned triptych, following New Easter Island (La Fabrica'son, 2019). For this sequel they are joined by acoustic bassist Mike Richmond (replacing Martin Wind) and drummer John Hadfield (replacing Billy Drummond). Tenor ...

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News: Advocacy

In Support Of Music For Love, Son Of Michel Petrucciani Speaks About 'Cantabile 2.0'

In Support Of Music For Love, Son Of Michel Petrucciani Speaks About 'Cantabile 2.0'

Earlier this year, Music For Love released a charity project entitled Music For Love Vol. 1. The opening track “Cantabile 2.0” by Fabrizio Bosso and Pablo Nannucci, aka Roc Flowers is inspired by the late great jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani “Cantabile.” “Cantabile 2.0" adapted modern hip-hop texture on top of existing melody ideas, drawing influences from ...

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Video

Bimini from Power of Three

Featuring the music of Michel Petrucciani
Duration: 10:27

Jim Hall, Michel Petrucciani and Wayne Shorter at the 1987 Montreux Jazz Festival.
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Article: Live Review

Bologna Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Forlì Varie sedi, 25.10-26.11.20019 Il Bologna Jazz Festival 2019 ha confermato, ampliandole, le linee guida delle due passate edizioni, proponendo per un mese intero concerti esclusivamente serali, anche in contemporanea. Per quanto riguarda l'offerta musicale non si sono riscontrate univoche scelte stilistiche, ma soprattutto si è teso ad estendere ...


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