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jueves, 30 de junio de 2016

Michel & Tony Petrucciani • Conversation

Review by Ken Dryden
Michel Petrucciani always excelled in front of a live audience, and this 1992 concert with his father Tony accompanying him on guitar is no exception, though it's a shame it wasn't released until 2001, some two years after the pianist's death. An adventurous exploration of "Summertime" serves as a strong opener, followed by the playful waltz "Sometime Ago." The complex introduction to "All the Things You Are" and well disguised path into "My Funny Valentine" are by themselves worth the price of the CD. Michel gets a bit heavy-handed during parts of "Someday My Prince Will Come," overwhelming his partner's soft chords. There are solo features, too: Tony Petrucciani tackles Django Reinhardt's lovely ballad "Nuages" with finesse; while Michel is no doubt inspired by Bill Evans' many recordings of Miles Davis' "Nardis," he finds his own path during a dramatic improvisation. The sign off by the duo includes a rapid-fire take of "Billie's Bounce" and a gently swinging version of "Satin Doll." Recommended.

1 Summertime 6:59
2 Sometime Ago 5:17
3 All The Things You Are 8:53
4 My Funny Valentine 10:19
5 Nuages 4:05
6 Nardis 4:25
7 Michel's Blues 6:19
8 Someday My Prince Will Come 6:31
9 Billie's Bounce 7:03
10 Satin Doll 5:23

Guitar – Tony Petrucciani
Piano – Michel Petrucciani

Label: Dreyfus Jazz ‎– FDM 36617-2
Released: 2001
Genre: Jazz

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