Michel Petrucciani – Triple Best Of (2009)

Michel Petrucciani - Triple Best Of (2009)
Artist: Michel Petrucciani
Album: Triple Best Of
Label: Blue Note
Year Of Release: 2009
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

CD 1
1. Night And Day
2. Regina
3. Our Tune
4. Sahara
5. She Did It Again
6. La Champagne
7. Home
8. P’tit Louis
9. Memories Of Paris
10. Play Me
11. Satin Doll
12. Lush Life
13. Like That

CD 2
1. Caravan
2. In A Sentimental Mood
3. One For Us
4. Face’s Face
5. My Bebop Tune
6. Looking Up
7. O Nana Oye
8. Rachid
9. Take The “A” Train
10. One Night In The Hotel
11. September Second
12. Brazilian Suit
13. The Prayer

CD 3
1. 3 Forgotten Magic Words (Live)
2. Pot Pourri (Medley)
3. Say It Again And Again (Live)
4. To Erlinda (Live)
5. Morning Blues (Live)
6. Bimini (Live)
7. Contradictions (Live)
8. Looking Up (Live)
9. Le Bricoleur De Big Sur (Live)


Michel Petrucciani overcame the effects of osteogenensis imperfecta (a bone disease that greatly stunted his growth) to become a powerful pianist. Originally greatly influenced by Bill Evans and to a lesser extent Keith Jarrett, Petrucciani developed his own individual voice. He started by 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 at 17 he made his first recording. Petrucciani toured France with Lee Konitz in a duo (1980) and moved to the U.S. in 1982. At that time he coaxed Charles Lloyd out of retirement and toured with his quartet, a mutually beneficial relationship. Petrucciani was a strong attraction in the U.S., usually playing with a quartet (sometimes featuring Adam Holzman’s synthesizer for color) or as a soloist; in 1986 he recorded at Montreux with Jim Hall and Wayne Shorter. Although Petrucciani’s ability to overcome his affliction was admirable, his impressive playing stood by itself; he died of a pulmonary infection on January 6, 1999.

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