Michel Petrucciani - Pianism (1985)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Michel Petrucciani
Title Pianism
Length 50:13 Discs: 1 Tracks: 6
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Blue Note Cat. Number B2-46295
Style Post-Bop Rating
Recorded 1985-12-20  at  RCA Studio C
Musicians Credits
Michel Petrucciani piano
Palle Danielsson bass
Eliot Zigmund drums
Producer Mike Berniker
Engineer Mike Moran
Track list
The Prayer 11:16
Our Tune 07:06
Face's Face 04:46
Night And Day 09:28
Here's That Rainy Day 08:24
Regina 09:13
AMG Review (4 1/2):
After five years during which he emerged from France to become an important figure in the international jazz world, pianist Michel Petrucciani (still a few days shy of his 23rd birthday) debuted on Blue Note with this superior trio outing. Assisted by bassist Palle Danielsson and drummer Eliot Zigmund, Petrucciani sometimes shows off the influence of Bill Evans both in the nearly equal roles played by the instruments and in his chord voicings. However, the pianist's own personality does shine through often on the set, which features explorations of four of Petrucciani's tunes, "Night and Day," and "Here's That Rainy Day." Superior post-bop music played by the already brilliant pianist. — Scott Yanow