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Afterglow

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
22-01-2021
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Barcode:
0608917346022
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
CR73460
Afterglow
Afterglow

Description

Duo recording by the well-known pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and Trumpet player Bert Joris.

"Every time I listen to the very first tones of Afterglow, I get struck immediately, as if by a force of nature. Suddenly, I am part of a natural phenomenon, that manifests right in front of me. At that very moment, everything else in the world doesn't seem to matter that much. There's only you and the musical synergy of two masterminds, who put their hearts and souls in every detail of their private conversation. Exactly the same feeling hit me over and over, when audio engineer Floren Van Stichel and I were part of the creation of Afterglow, in September 2018. The sheer beauty of the music by Enrico Pieranunzi and Bert Joris was present at every single moment. The only thing Floren and I had to do was listen. We simply guarded the entire process. While performing together, Enrico once said: "Sometimes, the moment you don't play adds more significance to the things you do play". The same thing applies to being a producer. Being present was just enough. Nature took its course and Afterglow saw the light of day." Jasper Somsen (Double Bassist/Composer/Producer)

Enrico Pieranunzi was born in Rome in 1949 and has for many years been among the most significant and well-known protagonists of the international jazz scene. A pianist, composer, and arranger, he has recorded more than 70 albums under his own name, ranging from piano solo to trio, from duo to quintet. He has collaborated, either live or in the studio, with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, and Joey Baron. Pieranunzi has been named Artist of the Year three times by the Musica Jazz magazine critics' poll (in 1989, 2003, 2008). He also won the French Django d'Or prize as "Best European Musician" in 1997 and the German Echo Jazz Award in 2014 as "Best International Keyboard Artist". Pieranunzi has performed his music all over the world in the most prestigious international festivals, from Montréal to Copenhagen and Buenos Aires, from Berlin and Madrid to Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. For the past ten years, he has been playing more and more in the USA, and has taken part in the San Francisco and Spoleto (Charleston, South Carolina) festivals. He has also been regularly featured in the most important New York clubs, especially the Village Vanguard, where in July 2010 he recorded the album Live at the Village Vanguard with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian. This is the first album ever recorded by an Italian musician (and one of the very few by European musicians) in the legendary diamond shaped 7th Avenue venue. A second Live at the Village Vanguard, recorded in 2015 with Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley and Clarence Penn, will be released at the end of 2016. Enrico Pieranunzi has composed over 300 pieces, many of which have become standards performed and recorded by musicians all over the world (Night Bird, Don't Forget the Poet, Fellini's Waltz). "Pieranunzi can swing crisply and surely. But in those tempos, he remains his lyrical self. His music sings" (Nat Hentoff, 1990) "Enrico Pieranunzi breathes new life into contemporary jazz" (Ray Spencer, Jazz Journal International, 1992) "Remember the name, me, get lost in the music" (Josef Woodard, Jazz Times, 2000)

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Siren's Lounge
  3. Afterglow
  4. Millie
  5. Cradle Song For Mattia
  6. Five Plus Five
  7. Anne April Sang
  8. Freelude
  9. What's What
  10. How Could We Forget
  11. Not Found
  12. The Real You
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