"My philosophy is to have a really good time and never to let anything stop me from doing what I want to do."

(2011) EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG


jazz inspiration

    01. Our Tune
    02. Limbo (Live)
    03. She Did It Again
    04. One For Us
    05. Brazillian Suite
    06. Looking Up
    07. Memories Of Paris
    08. My BeBop Tune
    09. September Second
    10. Miles Davis' Licks
    11. Estate (Live)
    12. Caravan

Die Bürde einer Glasknochenkrankheit konnte Michel Petrucciani nicht davon abhalten, zu einem der erfinderischsten Jazzpianisten des späten 20. Jahrhunderts zu avancieren. Ebenso meditativ wie Keith Jarrett, aber zugleich so direkt wie Oscar Peterson, demonstrierte der klassisch geschulte und improvisationsfreudige Franzose sein großer Können jahrelang auf Blue Note, grandios konzentriert auf dieser Compilation.

The handicap of a brittle-bone disease couldn't keep Michel Petrucciani back from becoming one of the most inventive piano players of late 20th-century jazz. The French musician could meditate like Keith Jarrett, but could also be straight forward like Oscar Peterson. His classical training, combined with his enormous improvisational talent characterize his works with Blue Note, marvellously concentrated on this compilation.