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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: 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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Article: Album Review

John Turville: Head First

Read "Head First" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Head First is British pianist John Turville's first album in a quintet format. His previous albums Midas (2010) and Conception (2012), both on the F-IRE label, were trio dates and, on his most recent album Red Skies (Splash Point Digital, 2013), he duetted with vocalist Brigitte Beraha. He has also been a member of the Solstice ...

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Article: Album Review

Adam Holzman: Truth Decay

Read "Truth Decay" reviewed by John Kelman


Truly a musician's musician, Adam Holzman's career, visibility-wise, has waxed and waned over the keyboardist's thirty-year career, but he's never been less than busy. His time spent with Miles Davis, during the last years of the music icon's life, helped raise the masterful and broad-reaching keyboardist/producer's profile. Certainly, based on his work with jazz artists including ...

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Article: Book Review

Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz

Read "Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Gente di Jazz Gerlando Gatto 232 pagine KappaVu 2017 In questo volume Gerlando Gatto -catanese trapiantato a Roma, che di jazz si è occupato fin dai suoi esordi giornalistici risalenti ai primi anni Settanta e oggi una delle firme storiche del jazz italiano -raccoglie alcune delle sue numerosissime interviste con ...


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