22 de Noviembre Día de la Música
22 de noviembre de 2012 § Deja un comentario
Mi aportación en este día señalado (con permiso de Santa CECILIA) es un recuerdo apasionado para un pequeño muy grande, Michael Petrucciani sin duda el pequeño más grande en la historia del Jazz. Me aprovecho de uno de sus mejores discos q es, en si mismo, una celebración con nombre propio MUSIC y destacaré “home” de su Trio en Tokio con Steve Gadd y Anthony Jackson… una maravilla para enmarcar. LISTEN!
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. AlthoughPetrucciani‘s ability to overcome his affliction was admirable, his impressive playing stood by itself; he died of a pulmonary infection on January 6, 1999.