Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani - Live At The Jazz Days '84

Discography (labels) from the 80s

Album entitled “Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani – Live at the Jazz Days ’84”. The disc contains the concert of 2 November 1984 by the Enrico Pieranunzi trio with guest Massimo Urbani at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums/ Massimo Urbani: alto saxophone

In 1984 Enrico Pieranunzi, invited by George Gruntz, artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival, performed at the Philharmonic of Berlin with the Space Jazz Trio together, as a guest, with saxophonist Massimo Urbani. During his stay in the German capital, the pianist meets the founder of the German label YVP Music, York Von Prittwitz, a German baron with an unbridled passion for jazz. The producer particularly appreciates the music expressed by Pieranunzi, whom he has been following for some years now, so much so that he is involved in the creation and publication of the subsequent studio works of the trio formation.

Use: the original version of the disc contained only one track performed in quartet with Massimo Urbani, "Solar". A second piece, "Will You Still Be Mine?", played by the trio with the Roman saxophonist, was initially cut due to a problem due to an accentuated resonance in the "Philharmonie" hall. Twenty years after the Berlin performance, Enrico Pieranunzi and the German producer York v. Prittwitz decide to pay homage to the memory of Massimo Urbani by including the song in the CD version of the recording work. In the liner notes Enrico Pieranunzi writes about the saxophonist - "one of the greatest talents ever to appear on the international jazz scene ... extraordinary and unforgettable companion, musician and friend".

by double bass player Bruno Tommaso

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