Alone Together (2001)

Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

Although creative music fans from the United Sates are fond of calling jazz 'America's true art form,'  the music has been international since at least 1919 when the Original Dixieland Jazz Band caused a sensation during their tour of England. There have beena countless number of top European jazz musicians since that time with guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930's (along with violinist Stepahne Grappelli) emerging as probably the first European jazz innovator.

Enrico Pieranunzi – Piano
Philip Catherine – Guitar
Hein Van de Geyn – Bass
Joe LaBarbera – Drums
Eric Vloeimans – Trumpet (on 3 tracks)

 

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Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

Enrico Pieranunzi – Piano
Philip Catherine – Guitar
Hein Van de Geyn – Bass
Joe LaBarbera – Drums 

Born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi has long been one of the best-known and appreciated personalities on the European jazz scene. Pianist, composer, arranger, he has recorded more than seventy CDs under his own name, ranging from solo piano to trio, and from duet to quintet. He has played in concert and in the studio with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron, Paul Motian, Chrs Potter and Charlie Haden, performing at all the most important international festivals, from Montreal to Copenhagen, from Berlin to Madrid. Pieranunzi's formative years embraced both classical and jazz piano, and the influence of Debussy is readily apparent in the lush romanticism at the heart of his music. Emerging in the early '70s, Pieranunzi's lyrical approach quickly brought him to the forefront of the European scene, and in 1984 he formed a trio with Marc Johnson and Joey baron, the first of several outstandig groups with American musicians. In 1989, 2003 and 2008 he was voted Musician of the Year in the Italian magazine Musica Jazz critic's poll and he was 1997 recipient of the Django d'Or Award for best European Jazz Musician. In 2004 he toured Japan performing with his American trio, including bassist Marc Johnson amd drummer Joey Baron. In the last four, five years Pieranunzi performed more and more in the States (New York, Birdland; San Francisco, Spoleto USA festival in Charleston, South Carolina). On July 2010 he played the Village Vanguard and recorded live there, with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian. In addition to recording many albums, he has written more than 300 compositions including "Night Bird" (recorded several times by Chet baker and performed by many others), "Hindsight" (recorded by Phil Woods) etc. Many of his compositions have become veritable international standards, three of which – two in 1991 and one in 2001 – have been included in the prestigious "New Real Books" published in the United States by "Sher Music". Famous writer/journalist Nat Hentoff writes: "(Pieranunzi) is a luminously lyrical pianist, with a constant flow of ideas. He builds the kind of quality of designs that have a powerful inner logic. (...) Pieranunzi can swing – crisply and surely. But in those tempos he remains his lyrical self. His music sings." Ray Spencer of "Jazz Journal" has written that "Enrico Pieranunzi breathes new life into contemporary jazz".

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Alone Together (2001)

Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

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European jazz musicians don't always get the recognition they deserve worldwide. Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi has already proved himself on several earlier dates for Challenge and as a leader of the Space Jazz Trio, recording with such saxophone greats as Phil Woods and Lee Konitz. But this mostly quartet date with the Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine, the Dutch bassist Hein Van de Geyn, and a token American, drummer Joe LaBarbera, focuses exclusively on a dozen time-tested standards from the Great American Songbook. Pieranunzi is a talented soloist, but seems just as happy sharing the solo space. Catherine is the primary focus of the sizzling opener, "Speak Low," and his mellow guitar is also prominent in the somewhat brisker than normal and slightly Latin-flavored take of "My Foolish Heart." Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans is added on three numbers, including a somewhat spacey "What Is This Thing Called Love?," a tantalizing "Alone Together," which features somewhat sparse accompaniment at times, and a foot-tapping samba version of "You Don't Know What Love Is." This very enjoyable session is easily recommended to fans of post-bop.

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Alone Together (2001)

Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

Mastering Engineer:Baseline Studio, Dordrecht Holland - Chris Weeda, Hein Van de Geyn
Producer:Hein van de Geyn
Recording date:March, 2000
Recording Engineer:Chris Weeda
Recording location:Studio LeRoy

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Speak Low
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My Foolish Heart
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What Is This Thing Called Love
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Sweet And Lovely
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You've Changed
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Just One Of Those Things
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Alone Together
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Tenderly
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How Deep Is The Ocean
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You Don't Know What Love Is
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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Moonglow
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