Enrico Pieranunzi

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Born in Rome in 1949, Enrico Pieranunzi began studying the piano at the age of five. His father Alvaro, one of the first blues guitarists in Italy, introduced him to blues and improvisation. In 1968 he joined the quartet of trombonist Marcello Rosa as a pianist and later collaborated with numerous exponents of Italian and international jazz: Dino Piana, Oscar Valdambrini, Nunzio Rotondo, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron. In 1972 he graduated in classical piano at the Conservatory of Reggio Calabria, to make his debut, three years later, as leader of a trio with the album "Jazz in Comparison 24“, licensed by the Horo Records label. In the mid-seventies he held the role of artistic director of the jazz section of theEdipan label, founded by Maestro Bruno Nicolai. In 1976 for the label Romana records her first solo piano album entitled “The Day After The Silence”. There will follow, as pianist, composer and arranger, more than 80 recordings in his name over a ten-year career, ranging from floor only to the trio, from the duo to the quintet and orchestral ensembles.

Equipped with a profoundly lyrical and at the same time bold and free musical writing, Enrico Pieranunzi has composed more than two hundred songs, some of which have become real standards over the years played and recorded by musicians from all over the world, among these "Night bird”, “Don’t forget the poet”, “Fellini’s waltz”. Concert activity is also intense with performances in the most important international festivals, from Montreal to Copenhagen, from Berlin and Madrid to Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and various American cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco. You have numerous awards to your credit including: “best Italian musician" In the "Top Jazz”, annually announced by the magazine “Musica Jazz” (1989, 2003, 2008), “best European musician" (Django d'Or, 1997). Furthermore, for the album “Live At The Village Vanguard”, with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian, was awarded to him in 2014 l’Echo Jazz Award – German equivalent of the American Grammy – like Best International Piano Player. Precisely this performance at the Vanguard establishes the Roman pianist as one of the most important jazz musicians on an international level, being the only Italian musician ever and one of the very few Europeans to have played and recorded several times, as a leader, in the historic New York club. The prestigious American magazine Down Beat included his album “Live in Paris”, in a trio with Hein Van de Geyn and André Ceccarelli (Challenge), among the best CDs of the 2000/2010 decade. Furthermore, he participated as a pianist in the creation of more than thirty soundtracks by Maestro Ennio Morricone including "C'it once upon a time was in America', 'Nuovo Cinema Paradiso', “The Blue-Eyed Bandit,”A lot of beauty”, “White, red and green” and as many film scores such as “Free armed men dangerousi” with Gianfranco Plenizio, “The duck with orange” with Armando Trovajoli, “As long as there is war there is hope” with Piero Piccioni.

From 1973 to 1998 the Roman pianist dedicated himself to teaching classical music in the conservatories of Vibo Valentia, Campobasso and Frosinone, and to teaching jazz, until 1995, at the Popular School of Music of Testaccio and at the summer seminars promoted by Siena Jazz. In addition, as an author he wrote the essay “Bill Evans. Portrait of an artist with piano (Stampa Alternativa, 2001), dedicated to the artistic and human parable of the historic American pianist.

In the authoritative text "Das Jazzbuch” (The Book of Jazz), by Joachim-Ernest Berendt and Günther Huesmann, we read – “Enrico Pieranunzi's sparkling style has transformed him into the doyen of the Italian mainstream scene: few European pianists can match his rhythmic sensitivity and harmonic refinement”.

Essential discography: Jazz a Confronto 24 (1975 – Horo Records), The Day After The Silence (Edipan – 1976), From Always to Now (Edinpan – 1978), Soft Jouney (Edipan – 1979, 1980), Isis (Soul Note – 1980), Space Jazz Trio Vol. 1 (YVP Music – 1986), Deep Down (Soul Note – 1986), Silence (Soul Note – 1989), First Song (Soul Note – 1990), The Night Go By (Alfa Jazz – 1996), Live in Paris (Challenge Records – 2001), Doorways (Cam Jazz – 2002), Fellini Jazz (Cam Jazz – 2003), Live At The Village Vanguard (Cam Jazz – 2010), Permutation (Cam Jazz – 2012), Common View (Challenge Records – 2018), Enrico Pieranunzi & Orchestra – Blues & Bach. The Music of John Lewis (Challenge Records – 2023)

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Photo of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Bruno Tommaso at the Siena Jazz Seminars in 1981. Enrico Pieranunzi and Bruno Tommaso were teachers at the Siena Jazz Seminars for several years. In particular, Tommaso was responsible for two projects promoted as part of the summer seminars held in the Tuscan city: "L'Orchestra Laboratorio", organized with...

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In the photo (from the right) saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, drummer Paolo Pellegatti, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in Brescia in 1982. Enrico Pieranunzi met saxophonist Ronnie Cuber on his first trip to the United States. On the proposal of the pianist, a series of concerts is organized in Northern Italy which sees them...

Pieranunzi/Johnson/Motian

In the photo (from left) the double bass player Marc Johnson. drummer Paul Motian and pianist Enrico Pieranunzi in Paris in 1990. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi and Marc Johnson – Ein Li Milin (No More Words) Pieranunzi/Johnson/Motian – Tales From The Unexpected Live At The Village Vanguard

Space Jazz Trio

In the photo the Space Jazz Trio formed (from left) by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. The Space Jazz Trio was born in 1984. The group's first album, entitled "Space Jazz Trio Vol1", was recorded in 1986 at Sonic Studios, in the Prati area of ​​Rome, with...

Enrico Pieranunzi and André Ceccarelli

In the photos (by Pino Ninfa) the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with the drummer André Ceccarelli and the bassist Hein Van de Geyn during the 1995 recording of the album "Seaward" at the MU REC Studio in Milan. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: André Ceccarelli – Saint Louis Hein van de Geyn – Biography Seaward – Enrico...

Chet Baker & Enrico Pieranunzi

Top photo (by Carlo Pieroni): the American trumpeter Chet Baker together with the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi during the recordings in Recanati (Marche) of the album "The Heart of The Ballad" in 1988 produced by Paolo Piangiarelli's Philology label. Bottom photo: American trumpeter Chet Baker together with pianist Enrico Pieranunzi in Ascoli Piceno (Marche) in 1988....

Space Jazz Trio e Chet Baker

Nelle foto Chet Baker in concerto con lo Space Jazz Trio a Macerata nel 1988. Nello stesso anno il trio incide con il trombettista americano l’album Chet Baker Meets Space Jazz Trio – Little Girl Blue, pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology del produttore Paolo Piangiarelli. Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Chet Baker & Space Jazz...

That first time at the Vanguard

Esistono jazz club nei quali il passato sembra essere rimasto attaccato alle pareti, una sorta di magia ineffabile della memoria che il passare del tempo non ha potuto in nessun modo scalfire. Il Village Vanguard di New York è indubbiamente uno di questi, se non altro per avere ospitato nell’arco dei decenni performance dal vivo...

Homage to Armando Trovajoli

Album entitled Homage to Armando Trovajoli by Dino and Franco Piana Jazz Orchestra. The album was recorded at the Casa del Jazz in Rome on 03.20.2008. The album represents a tribute from the trombonist Dino Piana and the trumpeter, arranger and conductor Franco Piana to Armando Trovajoli. Director of the Rai Orchestra until 1960, the...

Space Jazz Trio Vol.1

Album dal titolo “Space Jazz Trio Vol. 1” registrato dall’omonimo trio il 6 e il 9 giugno del 1986 presso i Sonic Studios di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta YVP Music del produttore tedesco York V. Prittwitz Und Gaffron. Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Fabrizio Sferra: batteria/Massimo Rocci: tecnico del suono Il contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli alla fine...

Isis – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “Isis” del quartetto e quintetto del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 9 e 11 febbraio del 1980 presso gli Studi Emmequattro di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Soul Note Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Art Farmer: flicorno/Massimo Urbani: sax alto/Furio Di Castri: contrabbasso/Roberto Gatto: batteria Nell’album Isis Enrico Pieranunzi è...

From always to Now – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “From Always to Now” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 9, 19, 20 e 28 giugno del 1978 presso gli Emmequattro Studios di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edinpan. Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Maurizio Giammarco: sax tenore e soprano/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Roberto Gatto: batteria/Giovanni Fornari: tecnico del suono From always...

Space Jazz Trio – Live a Bari

Unpublished concert of the Space Jazz Trio in Bari in 1988 Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums On the occasion of the concert in Bari, the Space Jazz Trio of the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi presents the songs from the new album entitled Meridies , released in 1988 by the Gala Records label. The tape containing the Space concert...

Jazz a confronto 34 – O. Valdambrini & D. Piana

Album inciso dal trombettista Oscar Valdambrini e il trombonista Dino Piana per la serie “Jazz a confronto” pubblicata dall’etichetta Horo di Aldo Sinesio. Il disco viene registrato nel giugno del 1976 a Roma. Oscar Valdambrini: tromba, flicorno/Dino Piana, Ennio Gabbi, Mario Midana: tromboni/Biagio Marullo: trombone basso/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Roberto Podio: batteria A partire dagli...

Jazz Comparison 4 – Frank Rosolino

Album inciso dal trombonista statunitense Frank Rosolino per la serie “Jazz a Confronto” pubblicata dall’etichetta Horo del produttore siciliano Aldo Sinesio. Il disco viene registrato nel maggio del 1973 presso gli Studi Junior di Roma. Frank Rosolino: trombone/Franco D’Andrea: pianoforte/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Gianni Basso: sassofono/Massimo Rocci: tecnico del suono Il trombonista Frank Rosolino, ex...

Enrico Pieranunzi at Saint Louis

In the photo the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi at the Saint Louis in Rome In 1968, Enrico Pieranunzi joined the quartet of the trombonist Marcello Rosa to subsequently collaborate with numerous exponents of Italian and international jazz: Dino Piana, Oscar Valdambrini, Nunzio Rotondo, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, Sal Nistico, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul...

Village Vanguard – Pieranunzi/Johnson/La Barbera

Nelle foto (di Giordano Minora) il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi con il contrabbassista Marc Johnson e il batterista Joe La Barbera in concerto nell’aprile del 2013 al Village Vanguard jazz club di New York Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: My Foolish Heart (feat. Enrico Pieranunzi, Joe LaBarbera & Hein van de Geyn) Enrico Pieranunzi...

Village Vanguard – Pieranunzi/Motian/Johnson

In the photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, drummer Paul Motian and double bass player Marc Johnson in front of the entrance to the Village Vanguard jazz club. The second American trio, formed with Marc Johnson and Paul Motian, carved out a prominent place for itself in the recording and concert productions of Enrico Pieranunzi, between the nineties and the first part...

Enrico Pieranunzi/Lorraine Gordon

Nella foto il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi con Lorraine Gordon al Village Vanguard di New York Verso la fine del 2009, il batterista Paul Motian contatta Enrico Pieranunzi per proporgli di organizzare una settimana di concerti da tenere l’anno seguente al Village Vanguard di New York, insieme al contrabbassista Marc Johnson. A luglio dell’anno seguente mentre...

Play Morricone 1 & 2

Album dal titolo “Play Morricone 1 & 2” del trio formato da Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson e Joey Baron pubblicato nel 2014 dall’etichetta CAM Jazz. Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Marc Johnson: contrabbasso/Joey Baron: batteria All’inizio degli anni Duemila, Enrico Pieranunzi, insieme a Marc Johnson e Joey Baron, registra a distanza di un anno due lavori discografici dal...

Special Encounter

Album dal titolo “Special Encounter” del trio formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, il contrabbassista Charlie Haden e il batterista Paul Motian. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 6, 7, 8 marzo del 2003 presso il Sonic Recording Studio di Roma e pubblicato nel 2005 dall’etichetta Cam Jazz. “Special Encounter”. Per le atmosfere sospese e malinconiche e...

Radiocorriere TV 1985

In the photos published in the Rai weekly magazine "Radiocorriere TV" in 1985, the trumpeters Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the saxophonist Maurizio Giammarco. Contribution shared by Maurizio Giammarco External links: Paolo Fresu Official Site Maurizio Giammarco Official Site

Homage to Chet Baker – Pierre Martin

Cover of the book “Homage to Chet Baker” by the painter Pierre Martin, published by “La Camera Verde” In the reprint, licensed by the Alfa Music label in 2019, of the album From Always to Now (1978) by Enrico Pieranunzi's quartet, it is included a version of the song Night Bird, recorded on April 24, 2002, by the composer and pianist in...

Elsa – Woods/Pieranunzi

Album entitled Elsa by the duo formed by Phil Woods and Enrico Pieranunzi. The album was recorded live on 31 July 1991 at the Sala Estense in Ferrara and released in 1998 by the Philology label. Phil Woods: alto saxophone/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Following the recording work Phil's Mood (1988) recorded with Space Jazz...

Threesome

Album dal titolo Ménage a Trois del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi registrato nei giorni 12, 13, 14 e 15 novembre 2015 presso lo Studio de Meudon (Francia) e pubblicato nel 2016 dall’etichetta Bonsai Music. Due componenti sono convissute sin dagli anni giovanili nel percorso artistico di Enrico Pieranunzi: da una parte il jazz, fatto...

Blue Waltz – Pieranunzi/Fonnesbæk

Album dal titolo Blue Waltz del duo formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il contrabbassista danese Thomas Fonnesbæk. Il disco viene registrato dal vivo nei giorni 14 e 15 luglio del 2017 al Gustav’s Bistro di Copenaghen e pubblicato dall’etichetta Stunt Records nel 2018 Come dichiarato spesso da Enrico Pieranunzi, tra i suoi strumenti preferiti,...

Bill Smith – Between Jazz and Classical Music

Tra le figure della scena jazz internazionale giunti in Italia a metà degli anni Settanta, Bill Smith è certamente quello che più degli altri sin distingue per eclettismo ed invettiva strumentale. Nel 1945 il clarinettista e compositore americano aveva frequentato la Julliard School di New York, per poi studiare insieme al pianista Dave Brubeck presso...

Foreign jazz musicians in Europe – Part 2

The Roman jazz scene, in addition to nurturing and growing internally musicians capable of conquering international fame step by step, has been able to welcome and assimilate the experiential baggage of prestigious figures in the history of jazz. Substantially, especially since the 1970s, a process of exchange between...

The other Tenco – Montellanico/Rava

Album entitled L'altro Tenco by Ada Montellanico's quartet together with Enrico Rava. The album was recorded on 8 May 1996 at Studio Mora (Civitanova Marche) and published by the Philology label Ada Montellanico: vocals/Enrico Rava: trumpet/Enrico Pieranunzi: keyboards/Fabio Zeppetella: guitar/Piero Leveratto: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums In the album L'altro Tenco, the singer and author Ada Montellanico,...

But not love – Pieranunzi/Montellanico

Album dal titolo Ma l’amore no del trio del pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, con ospite la cantante Ada Montellanico. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 16 e 17 febbraio del 1997 presso il Mu Rec Studio di Milano e pubblicato dall’etichetta Soul Note Enrico Pieranunzi (pianoforte), Piero Leveratto (contrabbasso), Mauro Beggio (batteria), Ada Montellanico (voce), Lee...

Foreign jazz musicians in Europe – Part 1

Diversi musicisti afroamericani nell’arco degli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta si spostano nel Vecchio Continente; nonostante le motivazioni alla base di questo fenomeno siano molteplici, presentano nell’insieme un tratto comune: l’esigenza di allontanarsi da un Paese, gli Stati Uniti, attraversato da forti tensioni politiche e sociali dovute ad un clima diffuso di intolleranza, spesso violenta, nei...

As Never Before

Album entitled As Never Before by the trio formed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bassist Marc Johnson and the batetrist Paul Motian, with the Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler as a guest. The album was recorded on November 30, 2004 in Ludwigsburg and December 1, 2004 at the Bauer Studios and released in 2008 by the Cam...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Live in Bra

Unpublished concert by the Enrico Pieranunzi trio in Bra (Piedmont) Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums The pianist Enrico Pieranunzi formed in 1984, with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra, the “Space Jazz Trio“ . The training records two albums Space Jazz Trio Vol1 and Vol2. Starting from "Vol3" the name of the...

Perugia Suite

Piano solo album entitled Perugia Suite by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. The album was recorded live in July and September 1999 at the historic Morlecchi and Pavone theaters in Perugia and published in 2002 by the EGEA label. Perugia Suite is the last solo piano production created by Enrico Pieranunzi for the label. ..

Common View

Album dal titolo Common View del trio formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, contrabbassista Jasper Somsen e il batterista Jorge Rossy. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 10 e 11 settembre del 2018 presso il Motor Music Mechelen (Belgio) e pubblicato nel 2020 dall’etichetta Challenge Records Terzo lavoro discografico inciso da Enrico Pieranunzi col contrabbassista danese...

Yellow & Blue Suite

Album dal titolo Yellow & Blue Suite del duo formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il contrabbassista Marc Johnson. Il disco viene registrato il 13 dicembre del 1990 alla Radio Suisse Romande di Losanna e pubblicato nel 2008 dall’etichetta Challenge Jazz Nel 1990, Enrico Pieranunzi viene invitato da Marc Johnson ad un festival dedicato alla...

Duologues

Album entitled “Duologues” recorded by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi in duo with American guitarist Jim Hall. The album was recorded on 16, 17 and 18 September 2004 at the Officine Meccaniche Recording Studio in Milan and published by the Cam Jazz label in 2005. In 1983 Enrico Pieranunzi had played with guitarist Jim...

Live in Paris

Album dal titolo “Live in Paris” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi registrato dal vivo tra il 22 e il 24 aprile del 2001 al “Le Duc des Lombards” di Parigi e pubblicato dall’etichetta Challenge Records nel 2005 Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Hein Van De Geyn: contrabbasso/André “Dédé” Ceccarelli: batteria. Il doppio disco contiene una selezione di...

Jazz and Italian Cinema – Enrico Pieranunzi

Nella seconda metà degli anni Settanta numerosi jazzisti vengono utilizzati dalle produzioni cinematografiche come session man per l’incisione di colonne sonore. Per i musicisti tale opportunità, unita a quella nelle orchestre della Rai di Roma e Milano, si rivela un modo per supplire ad ingaggi nel circuito jazzistico italiano non continuativi e, peraltro, nella maggioranza...

The Heart of The Ballad – Baker/Pieranunzi

Album entitled "The Heart of the Ballad" by the American trumpeter Chet Baker with the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, recorded on February 29, 1988 at the Malleus Studio and released by the Philology label. In 1988, two recording sessions with the American trumpeter Chet Baker were organized in Recanati (Marche) by Paolo Piangerelli, producer of the Philology label: the...

Permutation – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo Permutation del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi registrato tra il 17 e il 20 novembre del 2009 ai Bauer Studios di Ludwigsburg e pubblicato nel 2012 dall’etichetta Cam Jazz Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Scott Colley: contrabbasso/Antonio Sanchez: batteria Dopo due decenni di intensa collaborazione, con dieci dischi pubblicati, con Marc Johnson e Joey Baron,...

Proximity – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo Proximity del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi registrato il 25 ottobre 2013 presso il Sear Sound Studio di New York e pubblicato dall’etichetta Cam Jazz nel 2015 In Proximity Enrico Pieranunzi è alla guida di un quartetto, senza la presenza della batteria, formato da tre esponenti di primo piano del jazz statunitense,...

Tales From The Unexpected

Album dal titolo Tales From The Unexpected inciso dal vivo il 29 agosto 2015 al Theater Gütersloh (Germania) dal trio del pianista Enrico Pieranunzi formato dal contrabbassista olandese Jasper Somsen e il batterista francese André Ceccarelli. Il disco pubblicato per la serie Jazz Legends (licenziata dalla rivista Jazz Thing) rappresenta un’ulteriore passo avanti di Enrico...

Quartetto di Enrico Pieranunzi & Bob Berg

Unpublished concert of the quartet of the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi, with guest the American saxophonist Bob Berg, on 5 August 1982 in Piazza Municipio Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums/Massimo Urbani: alto sax/Bob Berg : tenor sax The concert brings together four of the most important musicians of the Italian jazz scene, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli, Roberto...

Jazz Music – Macerata Festival

Article (by Giuseppe Dalla Bona) appeared in the magazine Musica Jazz (October 1977) on the 1977 Macerata Jazz Festival The Macerata Jazz Festival is organized on 22, 23, 24 July 1977 at the Arena Sferisterio. The bill saw the presence of various Italian and foreign musicians: the trio of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with Bruno...

Live in Japan – Pieranunzi/Johnson/Baron

Album dal titolo Live in Japan del trio formato da Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Marc Johnson (contrabbasso), Joey Baron (batteria) Nei giorni 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 marzo del 2004 il trio Pieranunzi-Johnson-Baron tiene una serie di concerti all Asahi Tall Arena Hall di Tokyo e alla Aka-Renga Hall di Yokohama in Giappone. La selezione di...

Jazz and Italian Cinema – Ennio Morricone

In occasione della registrazione nel 1983 presso gli Studi Forum di Roma della colonna sonora della pellicola C’era una volta in America, del regista Sergio Leone, il Maestro Ennio Morricone chiama ad affiancare i componenti dell’orchestra da lui diretta il batterista Pierino Munari, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli. Il coinvolgimento di...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Live in Siena

Registrazione del concerto del trio del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi del 9 gennaio 1991 al Teatro Comunale di Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena) Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Francesco Petreni: batteria Nei primi anni Novanta Franco Caroni, organizza numerosi appuntamenti concertistici nella zona di Siena. Tra gli ospiti, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi che si esibisce col suo...

Pieranunzi/Pietropaoli – Live in Iseo

Unpublished concert of August 6, 1993 by the duo formed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in Iseo (Lombardy) Enrico Pieranunzi and Enzo Pietropaoli, among the greatest exponents of Italian jazz, have collaborated together since the end of the seventies in various duo formations , trio, quartet and quintet. The concert tape...

Villa Celimontana 97 program

Programma della manifestazione jazzistica a Villa Celimontana (Jazz & Image) nei giorni dal 21 giugno al 23 agosto del 1997 Nella quarte edizione della manifestazione jazzistica a Villa Celimontana (Roma), organizzata da Giampiero Rubei proprietario dell’Alexanderplatz jazz club di Roma, era presenti un nutrito gruppo di jazzistici italiani messi a “confronto con alcuni dei più importanti...

Playing Morricone – Pieranunzi Johnson Baron

All’inizio degli anni Duemila, Enrico Pieranunzi, insieme al trio formato con Marc Johnson e Joey Baron, registra a distanza di un anno l’uno dall’altro due dischi dal titolo “Play Morricone”. Nei lavori discografici il pianista rilegge i temi musicali per il cinema del famoso compositore e direttore d’orchestra italiano attraverso la filigrana della pregressa esperienza...

Jazzfolk – Pieranunzi in trio

Article signed by Luca Gigli concerning the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi on the occasion of his concert in trio, with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, at the Alpheus in Rome. In the article, the journalist thus describes the artistic physiognomy of the Roman pianist and composer - "when listening to him, his lucid technical preparation immediately stands out, almost irrepressible, ...

Sonorities – Bill Smith

Album entitled “Sonorities” by the American composer and clarinetist Bill Smith. The album was recorded on 17 September 1977 in Rome and published by the Edi-Pan label with the artistic direction of Enrico Pieranunzi Bill Smith: clarinet, electric clarinet/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Giovanni Tommaso: bass/Pepito Pignatelli: drums/technicians of sound: Gianni Fornari, Francesco Melloni The Sonorities album is recorded...

The Eighties – New musical perspectives

At the beginning of the 1980s we witnessed the affirmation of a large group of young musicians who had come to the fore in the previous decade within the panorama of Italian jazz. This growth process is not only determined by the increase in the number of musicians but also by the increased quality of the musical proposals, more differentiated in content and in line with...

The Piano Without Borders (Disc 1) – Raimondo Campisi

Album (consisting of four vinyls) entitled "Il Pianoforte Senza Confini" recorded by Fonit Cetra on 15 and 22 February and 1 and 8 March 1987 at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. The four discs respectively contain the solo performances of the pianists: Raimondo Campisi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Gaetano Liguori, Antonio Ballista. The pianist Raimondo Campisi faces...

Enrico Pieranunzi – Live at the Village Vanguard

Album dal titolo Live at The Village Vanguard del trio formato da Enrico Pieranunzi (pianoforte), Marc Johnson (contrabbasso) e Paul Motian (batteria). Il disco viene registrato dal vivo nei giorni 7 e 8 luglio del 2010 al Village Vanguard di New York e pubblicato dall’etichetta CAM Jazz nel 2013 Nel 2010 il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi...

Caricature Enrico Pieranunzi

Caricature of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi made in 1989 for the radio show "100 per il jazz" broadcast on Radiouno Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Newsbreak – Enrico Pieranunzi You've Had A Change of Heart Enrico Pieranunzi

Lee Konitz Quartet in Aversa

Unpublished concert by the Lee Konitz quartet on April 30, 1983 in Aversa (Caserta) Lee Konitz: alto sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Giampaolo Ascolese: drums The tape containing the concert by the Lee Konitz quartet was shared by double bass player and composer Enzo Pietropaoli. The entire material recorded on analogue support has been digitized and restored by...

Bass in the Sky - Massimo Moriconi

Album entitled “Bass in the Sky” by double bass player Massimo Moriconi recorded in November 1981 at the Titania studio in Rome. Bruno Biriaco: drums/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Massimo Moriconi: double bass, electric bass/Birch Johnson: trombone/Bruno Lagattolla: percussion The entire material recorded on analogue support was digitized and restored by the sound engineers of the Saint Louis College of Music. ..

The Piano Without Borders (Disc 2) – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album (composto da quattro vinili) dal titolo Il Pianoforte Senza Confini registrato dalla Fonit Cetra nei giorni 15 e 22 febbraio e 1 e 8 marzo 1987 al Piccolo Teatro di Milano. I quattro dischi contengono rispettivamente le performance soliste dei pianisti: Raimondo Campisi, Enrico Pieranunzi, Gaetano Liguori, Antonio Ballista. Il pianista e compositore Enrico...

Fellini Jazz - Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “Fellini Jazz” del pianista Enrico Pieranunzi registrato nei giorni 3, 4, 5 marzo 2003 presso il Forum Music Village di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Cam Jazz. Enrico Pieranunzi (pianoforte), Kenny Wheeler (tromba e flicorno), Chris Potter (sax tenore e soprano), Charlie Haden (contrabbasso), Paul Motian (batteria). Nel 2003 Enrico Pieranunzi incide un...

Between Rome and Milan – “A Long Way” by Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi si impone nel 1975 all’attenzione della critica musicale come rivelazione della scena jazz italiana con l’album in trio Jazz a Confronto 24, pubblicato dalla label indipendente Horo. Negli anni seguenti il pianista italiano incide i lavori discografici in piano solo The Day After The Silence e A Long Way. Nel periodo nel quale...

The Rome Sessions

Album dal titolo “The Rome Sessions” del clarinettista Bill Smith e il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco, pubblicato dall’etichetta Edipan nel 1998, contiene una selezioni di brani degli album Sonorities e Colours incisi nel 1977, 1978 e 1980 presso gli Studi Emmequattro di Roma. Vengono inclusi nel disco due inediti incisi nel novembre del 1997, “I...

Top Jazz in Italy

Album entitled "Top Jazz in Italy" containing the unreleased recording of the concert organized on 7 March 1983 by the magazine "Musica Jazz" at the Ciak Theater in Milan with the soloists and groups that had collected the greatest number of votes in the "Top Jazz" referendum organized by the magazine among critics, sector journalists, column managers...

Live Streaming Jazz and Pop Diploma Concerts

Review signed by Arrigo Polillo of the album by pianist Enrico Pieranunzi entitled "The Day After the Silence". appeared in the weekly magazine Panorama (May 1977). Arrigo Polillo was one of the most important Italian music critics, as well as organizer together with Pino Maffei, from 1956 to 1966, of the Sanremo Jazz Festival. The demonstration...

A Sip of Your Touch – Riccardo Del Fra

Album entitled “A Sip Of Your Touch” by double bass player Riccardo Del Fra. The album was recorded between October and November 1989 at the Gimmick Studio (Yerres – France) and published by the IDA label. Riccardo Del Fra: double bass/Enrico Pieranunzi and Michel Graillier: piano/Art Farmer: flugelhorn/Dave Liebman: soprano sax/Rachel Gould: vocals The entire material recorded on medium...

Jazz compared 2 – Marcello Rosa

Album recorded by the composer and trombonist Marcello Rosa for the series "Jazz a Comparison" published by the Horo label of the producer Aldo Sinesio. The album was recorded in January 1973 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Marcello Rosa, Aldo Josue, Dino Piana, Alberto Collatina: trombone/Giancarlo Schiaffini: tuba/ Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Massimo Rocci: drums/Gaetano Vituzzi: technician...

Nouami – Saxes Machine

Album dal titolo “Nouami” della formazione orchestrale “Saxes Machine” condotta da Bruno Biriaco. Il disco viene inciso l’11 & 12 gennaio del 1978 presso gli Studi Emmequattro di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edi-Pan. Baldo Maestri: alto e soprano sax/Gianni Oddi: alto sax/Sal Genovese, Beppe Carrieri: tenore sax/Carlo Metallo: baritono sax/Franco D’Andrea: pianoforte/Giovanni Tommaso: contrabbasso/Bruno Biriaco:...

The Way I See – Eddy Palermo

Album entitled “The Way I See” by guitarist Eddy Palermo. The album was recorded on 28 and 29 May and 1 June 1981 at the Emmequattro studios in Rome and published by the Edipan label. Eddy Palermo: electric and acoustic guitar/Alessio Urso: double bass/Ettore Fioravanti: drums/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano in the song “Fantasy” (recorded on July 10th of...

Inconsequence – Ronnie Cuber/Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet

Album entitled “Inconsequence” by the Ronnie Cuber/Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet. The album was recorded at Recording Studio 7 in Corso Venezia in Milan on the 2nd and 3rd of November 1982 and published by the Dire label. In the early 1980s, Enrico Pieranunzi held a series of concerts in Italy with the baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, accompanied by the ...

Comparing Jazz 24 - Enrico Pieranunzi

Album inciso dal pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi per la serie “Jazz a Confronto”. Il disco viene registrato nel giugno del 1975 presso gli Studi Titania di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Horo Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso/Ole Jorgensen: batteria Nello stesso giorno della partecipazione all’incisione di un disco inciso a Roma dal trombonista americano di...

Solitudes – Konitz/Pieranunzi

Album entitled “Solitudes” by the duo formed by Lee Konitz and Enrico Pieranunzi. The album was recorded on 4 December 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studio in Rome and published by Paolo Piangiarelli's Philology label Lee Konitz: alto sax, soprano sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Solitudes seals the meeting in the studio of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with one of the...

Jazz in Comparison - History of a recording invention

Spesso presente tra il pubblico accalcato nell’umida cave di Largo Dei Fiorentini a Roma, il Music Inn, il produttore Aldo Sinesio dopo aver assistito ai concerti in programma era solito avvicinare i musicisti con una proposta d’incisione per l’etichetta indipendente Horo. Di origini siciliane ma residente nella Capitale, Sinesio licenzia nei primi anni Settanta una...

La Repubblica - Top Jazz '89

Article appeared in the newspaper "La Repubblica" on 28 December 1989 concerning the "Top Jazz" referendum called by the magazine Musica Jazz. Among the winners of that year are the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi proclaimed "jazzist of the year", an award to which is added "best ensemble of the year" for his "Space Jazz Trio" formed with Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra. ..

The Messenger – Lee Konitz at Mississippi

Article by Marco Molendini that appeared in the newspaper "Il Messaggero" on November 13, 1984 concerning the concert at the jazz club "Mississippi" in Rome by the alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, Jazz Master who grew up musically in Chicago, at the end of the 1940s, in the group following pianist Lennie Tristano and later a member of the Tuba Band...

A Long Way – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo A Long Way del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato il 16 marzo del 1978 presso il Curci Studio di Milano. Secondo disco in piano solo del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi, “A Long Way” viene inciso per la serie “Jazz From Italy” licenziata dall’etichetta Carosello Records di Milano. Nel...

Music Inn – Stage 1980/81

In the photo, the presentation poster of the eighth season (1980/81) of the Music Inn in Largo Dei Fiorentini "the only space dedicated to jazz with such a long continuity, not only in Rome but in Italy that has seen alternating on its stage almost all the most prestigious musicians in the world“. The program included the presence, among others,...

Friendship – Marcello Rosa Jazz Ensemble

Album by trombonist and composer Marcello Rosa entitled "Friendship", recorded in June 1974 at the Junior Studio in Rome and released by the King Universal label in 1975. Marcello Rosa: trombone/Tony Scott: clarinet, baritone sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Stefano Lestini: piano/Alessio Urso: double bass/Mario Scotti: electric bass/Giorgio Rosciglione: electric bass/Piero Montanari: electric bass/Gegè Munari: drums/Massimo Rocci: drums and...

Jazz a Confronto Series

“Jazz a comparazione Series” is a record series licensed by the Horo label, active in Rome from 1972 to 1979. The catalog of the series consists of 35 albums, made between 1973 and 1976. In the recording sessions for the “Jazz a Confronto”, the Sicilian producer Aldo Sinesio often put together new names and...

Poster - Club "Il Panino"

Nella foto la locandina di presentazione delle jazz session in programma al club “Il Panino” nell’ambito delle edizione del 1982 del Festival di Umbria Jazz. Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site I Grandi del Jazz Chet Baker & Nicola Stilo Teche Rai

Enrico Pieranunzi - Montecatini Seminary

In the photo, the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi during a seminar in Montecatini in 1977. Present at the seminar in the role of teachers were, in addition to Pieranunzi, the double bass player Bruno Tommaso, the drummer Andrea Centazzo, the trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and, as students, the pianists Luca Flores, Marcello Bonanno and Francesco Maccianti. In 1972, Enrico Pieranunzi...

Isis - Conjunction of musical paths

Not always bringing together talented musicians in a recording session proves to be a guarantee to obtain a result that lives up to expectations. Not infrequently, technical-instrumental excellence pushes musicians to play in a self-referential way, depriving the performance of the necessary condition to find the perfect balance of listening and response in real time between...

Jazz in Comparison 16 – Sal Nistico

Album recorded by tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico for the series "Jazz a Confronto" published by the Horo label of the producer Aldo Sinesio. The disc was recorded on February 16, 1975 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Sal Nistico: tenor sax/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Irio De Paula: guitar/Alessio Urso: double bass/Afonso Vieira: drums/Massimo Di Cicco: sound engineer The saxophonist...

Concerto Teatro Tenda - Pieranunzi / Griffin

In the photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with saxophonist Johnny Griffin at the Teatro Tenda in Rome in 1978. The concert was organized at the Teatro Tenda in Piazza Mancini in Rome as part of the "Monday of the Music Inn" festival, organized by Pepito Pignatelli on the of "rest" of the show "A me gli occhi please" by the actor Gigi...

Intrigue to Los Angeles

Soundtrack by Piero Umiliani of the film “Intrigue in Los Angeles (1964). For the recording sessions of the soundtrack of the spy movie by director Romano Ferrara, the composer and conductor Piero Umiliani makes use of the collaboration of the American trumpeter Chet Baker. External links: Piero Umiliani Official Site Piero Umiliani Landscapes Piero Umiliani Blue Lagoon

Enrico Pieranunzi in Amsterdam

In the photo the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1999 Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site Seaward · Enrico Pieranunzi · André Ceccarelli · Hein Van De Geyn Hein van de Geyn Wikipedia

Baron / Johnson / Pieranunzi

In the photos the drummer Joey Baron, the double bass player Marc Johnson and the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi respectively in Ravenna in 1984 and in Bergamo in 1986. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Marc Johnson Official Site Joey Baron Drummerworld What's Really Going On Live in Rome at Radiotre 2003

Guitarist Alvaro Pieranunzi

In the photo (right) the guitarist Alvaro Pieranunzi – father of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi – together with (from the left) Sergio Battistelli, Bruno Martino, Euclide Zoffoli at the headquarters of the Hot Club Roma in Via del Corso. Contribution extracted from the book "L'Italia del Jazz" by Adriano Mazzoletti External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Biography Alvaro Pieranunzi Discography

Enrico Pieranunzi as a child

In the photo, taken at Palazzo Brancaccio (Rome), the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi at the age of six. Enrico Pieranunzi began studying the piano at the age of five. He was introduced to blues and jazz improvisation from his early adolescence by his father Alvaro, one of the first blues guitarists in Italy. Gradually, the young Pieranunzi forms his language ...

The Extra Something – Live At The Village Vanguard

Album entitled "Extra Something - Live At The Village Vanguard" by the quintet of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi recorded live on January 13 and 14, 2016 at the Village Vanguard in New York and released in 2022 by the Cam Jazz label Enrico Pieranunzi: piano /Seamus Blake: tenor saxophone/Diego Urcola: trumpet, trombone/Adam Cruz: drums/Ben Street: double bass...

Untold Story

Album entitled "Untold Story" by the trio on behalf of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi recorded on February 15 and 16, 1993 at Studio Gimmix in Yerres (France) and released by the EGEA label in 2006. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Marc Johnson: double bass/Paul Motian: drums In the early nineties Philippe Vincent, producer of the Ida label, proposed to the pianist and...

First Song

Album entitled "First Song" by the trio formed by Enrico Pieranunzi (pianos), Charlie Haden (double bass), Billy Higgins (drums) recorded on April 26, 1990 at Studio Barigozzi in Milan and released by the Soul Note label in 1992. The disco sees together again after the recording in Rome in 1987 of the album "Silence", with the trumpeter...

Monsieur Claude – A Travel with Claude Debussy

Album entitled "Monsieur Claude - A Travel with Claude Debussy" by the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi together with the double bass player Diego Imbert and the drummer André Ceccarelli, released by the Bonsai Music label in 2018. The album was recorded on the occasion of the centenary of the death of French composer and pianist Claude Debussy, celebrated in March 2018....

New Spring – Live At The Village Vanguard

Album dal titolo “New Spring – Live At The Village Vanguard” del quartetto del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi formato da Donny McCaslin (sassofono tenore), Scott Colley (contrabbasso), Clarence Penn (batteria) registrato dal vivo al Village Vanguard di New York il 29 & 30 aprile del 2015 e pubblicato dall’etichetta Cam Jazz nel 2017. Nel...

L’anno discografico – The Day After The Silence

Article by Mario Luzzi that appeared in "L'anno discografico 1977/1978" (annual guide of records and recorded music containing record releases, reviews, articles and interviews) regarding the pianist's album "The Day After The Silence" and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Discography Enrico Pieranunzi – SUPERQUARK Musica RAI

Rhythm - Live Jazz at the Music Inn in Rome

Article by Mario Luzzi which appeared in the magazine “Ritmo” concerning the series of concerts at the Music Inn in Rome – from 24 to 28 February 1976 – by saxophonist Johnny Griffin with drummer Art Taylor accompanied by Enrico Pieranunzi at the piano (replaced in the last two evenings by Franco D'Andrea) and Roberto Della Grotta on double bass....

Il Tempo - Presentation concert by Enrico Pieranunzi

Article by Enrico Cogno which appeared in the newspaper "Il Tempo" on May 4, 1977 with the review of the concert by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi for the presentation of the album "The Day After The Silence" at the Music Inn in Rome. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site Enrico Pieranunzi The Day After The Silence

Avvenire - Showcase of a young talent

Article by Giuseppe Barazzetta which appeared in the newspaper "Avvenire" on 2 December 1977 with the review of the concert by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi for the presentation of the album "The Day After The Silence" at the Ciak cinema in Rome during the interval of the evening screenings of " The Lady of the Blues”, a film based on the life of the American singer Billie Holiday. Contribution...

Jazz Music - Let's hear Pieranunzi

Interview by Guido Gazzoli with the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi which appeared in the magazine "Musica Jazz" of January 1979. In the interview Enrico Pieranunzi talks about his journey within the Roman jazz scene which began in his high school years with some jam sessions with the double bass player Bruno Tommaso and the drummer Bruno Biriaco and continued, at the age of eighteen, with...

Il Messaggero - Soft Journey

Article by Marco Molendini that appeared in the newspaper "Il Messaggero" on 13 January 1981 with the review of the album "Soft Jouney" recorded by the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi together with the American trumpeter Chet Baker. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Soft Journey Chet Baker – Leaving – Club 27 – Perugia 1980

Piano Solo - Free musical dialogue

The solo performance represents for the pianist the moment of maximum artistic expression during which to lay bare through an all-encompassing inner dialogue; one cannot pretend or resort to external artifices to tell about oneself, one's experience. On the contrary, one must rely on the natural flow of pulsations, thoughts, emotions, imaginative paths and...

What’s What – Enrico Pieranunzi

Piano solo album entitled "What's What" by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. The album was recorded in January 1985 at Studio Ulm (Germany) and released on the YVP Music label. On the occasion of the concert in 1984 with the Space Jazz Trio at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Enrico Pieranunzi met York Von Prittwitz, producer of the label. ..

Night Bird – Spartito

Image of the score of the song “Night Bird”, composed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi. The song “Night Bird” was composed by Enrico Pieranunzi in 1978 and included in its first version on the album “From Always to Now”, released in the same year. It is characterized by being a blues in minor with an unusual harmonic structure, a captivating melodic theme...

Jazz Band - Common sense of the collective

Jazz bands represent an organic complex within which the specific functionalities of the soloists correlate and overlap, finding a common sense. Wishing to draw a parallel, we could take a flock of birds as a model in which the single element assumes a precise position based on the direction taken by the other in the group for the purpose...

Kaleidoscope - Enrico Pieranunzi

Album entitled "Kaleidoscope" by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi (YVP Music label) In the photo the score of the song "Chet", written by Enrico Pieranunzi, performed together with the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Alfred Kramer. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site

Capturing the sound moment - The recording studios in Rome

Nel corso di più cinquant’anni di storia del jazz lo studio di registrazione si trasforma da semplice spazio insonorizzato per catturare in presa diretta la performance solista o di gruppo a vero e proprio “strumento” ad uso e consumo di compositori e tecnici del suono per la costruzione di un’opera musicale. Si passa dai membri...

Paolo Silvestri and Enrico Pieranunzi at Saint Louis

In the photo (by Andrea Pacioni) the composer, arranger, conductor Paolo Silvestri together with the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi at the Saint Louis in Rome. Contribution from the book "Jazz Moment" edited by Adriano Mazzoletti, Marco Molendini and Stefano Mastruzzi External links: Let's Go Home · Enrico Pieranunzi · Fabrizio Bosso Quartet and Paolo Silvestri...

Doorways - Enrico Pieranunzi / Paul Motian

Album dal titolo “Doorways” del duo formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il batterista Paul Motian, registrato nel dicembre del 2002 agli Studi Forum Music Village di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Cam. Secondo disco inciso da Enrico Pieranunzi col batterista statunitense Paul Motian, membro dello storico trio del pianista Bill Evans, col contrabbassista Scott LaFaro....

Duo Bones – Kai Winding e Dino Piana

Album entitled “Duo Bones” by the American trombonist Kai Winding with the trombonist Dino Piana. The album was recorded on 17 November 1978 at the Emmequattro studios in Rome and published by the Red Record label. The album features: Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Giovanni Tommaso (double bass), Tullio De Piscopo (drums). Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi Links...

Phil’s Mood

Album dal titolo “Phil’s Mood” inciso dal sassofonista americano Phil Woods insieme allo Space Jazz Trio. Il disco viene registrato il 20 aprile del 1988 presso gli Studi Soundvideocat di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology Phil Woods: sax alto/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Alfred Kramer: batteria Collegamenti esterni: Night Bird – Phil Woods & Enrico Pieranunzi ...

The pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi

In the photo the pianist, composer and arranger Enrico Pieranunzi, in his home in Rome at the end of the 1980s. Enrico Pieranunzi is one of the most important and influential musicians of Italian jazz. Awarded three times as best Italian musician in the "Top Jazz" organized by the magazine "Musica Jazz" (1989, 2003, 2008), the Roman pianist has...

Flux and Change – Enrico Pieranunzi e Paul Motian

Album entitled "Flux and Change" by pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and drummer Paul Motian, recorded live on August 27, 1992 at the International Jazz Festival "Rumori Mediterranei" in Roccella Ionica (Calabria). "Flux and Change" immortalizes the first meeting between Enrico Pieranunzi and Paul Motian (member of the historic trio of Bill Evans, together...

Enrico Pieranunzi at the Village Vanguard

In the photo the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi at the Village Vanguard jazz club located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. Enrico Pieranunzi is the only Italian musician as leader and one of the only Europeans – the other two are Michel Petrucciani and Martial Solal – to have played at the Village Vanguard. In the...

Blew – Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio

Album entitled “Blew – Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio” recorded on 3 December 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. In his recording, produced by the Philology Records label, the American saxophonist Lee Konitz collaborates with three of the best young musicians on the European jazz scene of the time: the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo...

Jazz Roads - Enrico Pieranunzi

Album entitled “Jazz Roads” by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. The album was recorded between October and November 1980 at the CAM studios in Rome. “Jazz Roads” was created by Enrico Pieranunzi in the autumn of the same year as his first recording work entitled Soft Journey, with the American trumpeter Chet Baker, in...

Jazz Music: Chet Baker/Enrico Pieranunzi

Article appeared in the magazine “Musica Jazz” (January 1989) regarding the recordings produced by the Philology label “The Heart of The Ballad” and “Little Girl Blue” by Chet Baker respectively in duo with Enrico Pieranunzi and with the Space Jazz Trio, formed by Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Fabrizio Sferra. Courtesy of the publisher...

New impetus of jazz teaching

The first schools with a specialization dedicated to jazz were born in Italy around the mid-seventies; this figure gives us the measure of how relatively recent the phenomenon of jazz teaching is in our country. The United States is no exception, in fact, it is only between the eighties and nineties that in the universities...

The Rite of the Sibyl - Bruno Tommaso

Album entitled “Il Rito della Sibilla” by double bass player Bruno Tommaso in his role as composer, arranger and director of the Rai Big Band. The album was recorded live on 12 January 1984 in Radenci (Slovenia) and produced for the third Rai radio network by Pasquale Santoli. The disc containing the concert from...

Jazz Magazine – Album “Isis”

Review appeared in the French magazine (published on a monthly basis) "Jazz Magazine" of July 1983 concerning the album "Isis" by pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi recorded with Art Farmer, Massimo Urbani, Furio Di Castri and Roberto Gatto. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Jazz Magazine – Official Site Enrico Pieranunzi – Official Site

Enrico Pieranunzi & Horns

Album dal titolo “Enrico Pieranunzi & Horns: Evans Remembered” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi registrato l’11 e 12 ottobre del 2000 presso il Millesuoni Studio di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology lo stesso anno. La formazione che accompagnava il pianista romano comprendeva il trombettista Fabrizio Bosso, il sassofonista Rosario Giuliani, il clarinettista Gabriele Mirabassi,...

Dedication by Lee Konitz

Written dedication on the back of the album “The Lee Konitz Nonet” (1977) by the American saxophonist Lee Konitz to the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi (dated 04/30/1985) . Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Chi-Chi – Lee Konitz Giant Steps · Lee Konitz

Radiocorriere TV – Radiodue Sera Jazz

Article appeared on Radiocorriere TV (Rai's official weekly magazine) regarding the program broadcast on Radiodue dedicated to jazz hosted by pianist Enrico Pieranunzi Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi – Official Site

Jazz Magazine – Piano in Italics

Article appeared in the French magazine (published on a monthly basis) “Jazz Magazine” (September 1980) concerning the recording works of the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi: “The Day After The Silence (1976), “A Long Way” (1978), “ From Always to Now” (1978). Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Live – Enrico Pieranunzi Impro K9 (D. Scarlatti) – Piano...

Ciao2001 – Soft Journey

Article by Walter Mauro appearing in the musical magazine “Ciao2001” (18 January 1981) regarding the album “Soft Journey” by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the American trumpeter Chet Baker, accompanied by Riccardo Del Fra on double bass, Roberto Gatto on drums and Maurizio Giammarco on the saxophone (also author of the song “Animali Diurni”) Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links:...

Colours – Bill Smith

Album entitled Colors by clarinetist Bill Smith recorded on 11 and 12 September 1979 at the Emmequattro studios in Rome (except for the song “My Romance” recorded on 7 July 1980) and published in 1983 by the Edi-Pan label Bill Smith: clarinet/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano and keyboards/Bruno Tommaso: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums After the album Sonorities...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio in Barletta

Concert of the trio of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi in Barletta (Puglia). Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Giampaolo Ascolese: drums Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Massimo Urbani

Concert of the trio of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi, with guest saxophonist Massimo Urbani, in Barletta (Puglia) Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass Giampaolo Ascolese: drums Massimo Urbani: alto saxophone Contribution shared by Enzo Pietropaoli External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Autumn Song

New & Old Jazz Sound – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album dal titolo “New & Old Jazz Sound” del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi. Il disco viene registrato nel 1976 e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edipan. Lato A Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte, compositore Bruno Tommaso: contrabbasso Ole Jorgensen: batteria Lato B E. Pieranunzi: pianoforte, compositore A. Pieranunzi: chitarra, compositore V. Restucci: batteria R. Podio: batteria T. Ferrelli: contrabbasso...

Silence – Charlie Haden

Album entitled “Silence” by the American double bass player and composer Charlie Haden. The album was recorded on 11 and 12 November 1987 at the CMC Studio in Rome and released in 1989 by the Soul Note label Charlie Haden: double bass/Chet Baker: trumpet/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Billy Higgins: drums Due to bad Chet Baker's health condition,...

Moon Pie - Pieranunzi / Pietropaoli / Cat

Album entitled “Moon Pie” recorded between May and June 1987 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome and published by the German label YVP Music of the producer York Von Prittwitz und Gaffron Enrico Pieranunzi: piano, DX7, composer Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass, guitar , composer Roberto Gatto: drums Note: This type of album was used in different contexts...

Between the 60s and 70s - Towards a new aesthetic

Young jazz enthusiasts at the end of the 1960s had the opportunity to participate in their first live concert experiences thanks to the gradual opening in Rome of venues dedicated to this musical genre. In those years, in fact, those who wanted to approach jazz could only do so by listening to records at home, which was moreover difficult...

Hinterland - Claudio Fasoli

Album entitled “Hinterland” by the Claudio Fasoli Jazz Group. The album was recorded at the Emmequattro studios in Rome on 12 and 13 April and 14 June 1979 and published by the Edipan label. Claudio Fasoli: tenor and soprano sax Giancarlo Schiaffini: trombone Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Riccardo Del Fra: double bass Bruno Tommaso: double bass Roberto Gatto:...

Il Messaggero - Jazz season in Rome

Article signed by Marco Molendini which appeared in the newspaper "Il Messaggero" (4 October 1980) entitled "Jazz is not well, it is bursting with health". The article focuses on the jazz season in Rome in 1980, denouncing the increase in the musical offer by jazz clubs, theatres, festivals and exhibitions in light of the increase in hiring costs...

No Man's Land - Enrico Pieranunzi Trio

Album entitled "No Man's Land" by the trio of pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi recorded on 3 and 4 May 1989 at the Barigozzi Studio in Milan and released by the Soul Note label in 1990 Enrico Pieranunzi: piano Marc Johnson: double bass Steve Houghton: battery Producer: Giovanni Bonandrini Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Newsbreak...

With Soul – Manuel De Sica/Pieranunzi/Valdambrini

Album entitled “Con Alma” by the composer and conductor Manuel De Sica. The album was recorded in 1980 at the Sonic Studio in Rome and published by the Dire label. The album features, among others, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli, Baldo Maestri, Giancarlo Maurino, Carlo Metallo, Fabrizio Sferra, Roberto Gatto, Dino Piana , with the participation...

The night Gone By – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album entitled "The Night Gone By" by the trio of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with Paul Motian on drums and Marc Johnson on double bass, recorded in February 1996 at Clinton Recording Studio B in New York and released by the Alfa Jazz label. First album recorded in New York by Enrico Pieranunzi, "The Night Gone By" sees...

Jazz and Italian cinema

La diffusione del cinema italiano presso il pubblico di tutto il mondo deve molto alla stretta relazione tra immagine e musica. Aspetto che si evidenzia in particolare a partire dagli anni Sessanta, quantunque trovi l’apice espressivo negli anni Settanta e Ottanta, quando la colonna sonora si slega dal mero ruolo di commento didascalico per divenire...

The Independent Voice of Jazz – Record Labels

Much of the diffusion of jazz in Italy was made possible thanks to small independent record companies founded by people with great relational skills and visceral passion. In the light of jazz's perennial difficulty in gaining visibility and attention compared to other easier-to-use musical genres, the work of these enterprising as much as...

Jazz & Blues – A cena con Enrico

Article by Andrea Piermattei and Massimo Tarabelli entitled “Dinner with Enrico” (1980). The article talks about the first concert of the Roman pianist's formation with Maurizio Giammarco, Roberto Gatto, Riccardo Del Fra, with the addition of Dino and Franco Piana. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Open Dialogues (Suite, I Mov.) (feat....

Jazz Hot – The Day After the Silence

Article signed by Pierre Cressant appeared in the magazine "Jazz Hot" of April 1979 concerning the album "The Day After the Silence" by the pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi. Jazz Hot, one of the most authoritative magazines dedicated to jazz, was born in Paris in 1935 thanks to Charles Delaunay and Hugues Panassiè. Contribution shared by Enrico...

Enrico Pieranunzi: returns and changes

Two important recordings by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi take shape in the second half of the seventies: "From Always to Now" and "Soft Journey". We are in the midst of a generational change within Italian jazz, dictated, especially in Rome, by a renewed artistic and cultural ferment. In this regard, it is good to highlight one aspect...

New Cinema Paradiso

Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone of the film "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" directed by director Giuseppe Tornatore. The soundtrack, composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone and recorded at the Forum Studio in Rome in 1988, features, among others, Baldo Maestri on alto sax and Enrico Pieranunzi on piano. External links: Patrizia – Ennio Morricone Ennio...

Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in America

Soundtrack created by Maestro Ennio Morricone for the film “Once Upon a Time in America”, directed by director Sergio Leone The soundtrack of the film “Once Upon a Time in America” was recorded in 1983 at the Forum Studios in Rome ( known as Studi Ortophonic until 1979), with the contribution of the sound engineer...

The Day After The Silence – Enrico Pieranunzi

Album in solo del pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi dal titolo “The Day After The Silence“. Il disco viene inciso l’8 e 9 settembre 1976 presso gli Studi Emmequattro di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Edipan In seguito all’esordio discografico in quartetto con il lavoro discografico Jazz a Confronto 24 (Etichetta Horo), Enrico Pieranunzi si misura...

Radiocorriere TV - Enrico the professor

Article signed by S. G. Biamonte appeared on Radiocorriere TV (RAI weekly magazine) edition n.24 of 10 June 1979 concerning the fourth studio album of the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi entitled "From Always to Now". Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Radiocorriere TV RAI

Musica Jazz – The Day After the Silence

Article appeared in the magazine “Musica Jazz” (July 1979) regarding the album “The Day After the Silence” by Enrico Pieranunzi. The article focuses on the attention given by the prestigious French magazine “Jazz Hot” to the solo album by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi “The Day After the Silence”, with an article by Pierre Cressant Courtesy of the editor of Jazz Music Contribution...

Radiocorriere TV - Chet is looking for a house

Article by S. G. Biamonte which appeared on Radiocorriere TV (RAI's weekly magazine) on February 3, 1980 concerning the American trumpeter Chet Baker. Chet Baker in the early eighties played in various clubs in Rome, now his second "home". At that time, in the aftermath of the serious problems caused by drug addiction (shortly before a drug dealer...

Enrico Rava and Enrico Pieranunzi at Saint Louis

In the photo (by Andrea Pacioni) the trumpeter Enrico Rava and the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi at the Saint Louis in Rome. Contribution from the book “Jazz Moment” edited by Adriano Mazzoletti, Marco Molendini and Stefano Mastruzzi External links: Enrico Rava / Enrico Pieranunzi – Nausicaa Enrico Rava – Enrico Pieranunzi – Coralie

The Masters of Jazz in Italy

Nei primi anni Settanta il panorama jazzistico internazionale viene scosso dalla comparsa del jazz-rock. Senza ombra di dubbio, l’iniziatore di tale passaggio epocale verso una visione meno purista dell’esecuzione jazzistica è il trombettista americano Miles Davis. Dopo alcuni tentativi di elettrificazione degli strumenti e introduzione di ritmiche e riff mutuati dal rock e dal funk...

Il Giornale d’Italia - Rome like New Orleans

Article (by Domenico Pertica) entitled “Rome as New Orleans” appeared in the newspaper “Il Giornale d'Italia” (29 November 1975) The article contains the testimonies of Pepito Pignatelli, owner of the Music Inn jazz club in Rome, and of his wife Picchi and some young visitors and musicians in "blue jeans". Several of these are found...

The blue-eyed bandit

Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone from the film "The Bandit with Blue Eyes", directed by Alfredo Giannetti starring the actor Franco Nero. For the creation of the soundtrack, Maestro Ennio Morricone made use of the collaboration of the trio formed by Enrico Pieranunzi (piano) , Riccardo Del Fra (double bass) and Roberto Gatto (drums). External links: Ennio Morricone –...

Edipan Studies - Pieranunzi / Baker

In the photo (by Massimo Perelli) the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi together with the American trumpeter Chet Baker during the recording of the album "Soft Journey" in the Edipan Studios in 1980. The meeting with Chet Baker, the subsequent recording of the album "Soft Journey" and the concerts performed together in the following years represent a fundamental step in Enrico Pieranunzi's artistic career in...

Forward! - Popular School of Music of Testaccio

Article by Enrico Pieranunzi and Bruno Tommaso published in the newspaper Avanti! (June 10, 1979) concerning the Popular School of Music of Testaccio in Rome. Founded towards the end of 1975, the Testaccio Popular School of Music involves artists and cultural personalities from heterogeneous contexts: Bruno Tommaso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Maurizio Giammarco,...

Nizza – Pieranunzi/Stitt/Fuller

In the first photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi together with saxophonist Sonny Stitt (among the fathers of the be-bop style) in Nice in 1979. In the second photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi together with trombonist Curtis Fuller in Nice in 1979. Contributions shared by Enrico Pieranunzi Links Outsiders: Sonny Stitt – Biography

15:25:50 Europe/Rome

In the photos (by Carlo Pieroni) the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the trombonist Dino Piana, the double bass player Bruno Tommaso and the drummer Roberto Gatto in concert in Macerata in 1977. Contributions shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Unknown title Massimo Urbani Macerata 1987

Concert - Pieranunzi / Urbani / Pietropaoli

In the photo the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the saxophonist Massimo Urbani and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli in concert in 1983. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site Enzo Pietropaoli Official Site

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In the first photo the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Riccardo del Fra and the American trombonist Birch Johnson during the recordings in October and November 1980 in Rome of the album "Jazz Roads" at the CAM Studios in Rome. In the second photo the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the American trombonist Birch Johnson in a moment...

Folkstudio - Group of Marcello Rosa

In the photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with trombonists Marcello Rosa and Giancarlo Schiaffini in concert at the Folkstudio in Rome in the early seventies. Marcello Rosa's group was formed, in addition to Enrico Pieranunzi and Giancarlo Schiaffini, by the double bass player Bruno Tommaso, the drummer Massimo Rocci, the percussionist Alex Serra and the trombonists Alberto...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

In the photo (from left) the drummer Roberto Gatto, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the double bass player Bruno Tommaso at the “Francobollo” Jazz Club (Brescia) in 1978. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Cherokee – Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet – 7 July 1978 Mestre

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

Articolo del settimanale Gioia (1983) riguardante la puntata del programma “Blitz” dedicata ai vincitori del “Top Jazz” del 1982, indetto della rivista Musica Jazz Nella foto (da sinistra): la ballerina Luciana Savignano, il coreografo e ballerino Louis Falco, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, il critico Arrigo Polillo, il pianista e compositore Giorgio Gaslini, il giornalista Gianni Minà...

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Opuscolo di presentazione del 1984 del progetto Space Jazz Trio”. Nello stesso anno il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi forma il trio omonimo con il contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli e il batterista Fabrizio Sferra. L’opuscolo riportava sulla parte frontale, accanto alla sinossi della filosofia del gruppo votata all’interazione totale fra i tre componenti, lo spartito del brano “Deep...

Urbino – Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Phil Woods

Nella foto (di Carlo Piernoni), il trio del pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, formato dal contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli e il batterista Roberto Gatto, in concerto col sassofonista statunitense Phil Woods ad Urbino (Marche) nel 1991 Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Phil Woods- Live studio TV-1972 Phil Woods Big Band – Blue Note – Paris 1960

Jazz Club in the Districts of Rome

All’inizio degli anni Settanta, il Music Inn è stato il primo locale a Roma ad avere ricoperto il difficile quanto essenziale ruolo di “incubatore” del fermento jazzistico romano, caratterizzato dall’incontro fra grandi nomi del jazz americano sbarcati in Italia e il nascente movimento di giovani jazzisti italiani. Il club viene inaugurato nel 1973 da Pepito...

Edinpan – Di Castri/Gatto/Pieranunzi/Farmer

Nella prima foto di Massimo Perelli (da sinistra), il contrabbassista Furio Di Castri, il batterista Roberto Gatto, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e il trombettista Art Farmer negli Studi Emmequattro di Roma nel 1980 durante le registrazioni dell’album Isis Nella seconda foto di Massimo Perelli (da sinistra), il batterista Roberto Gatto, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi e...

Noon - Space Jazz Trio

Album dal titolo Meridies dello Space Jazz Trio. Il disco viene registrato nel 1988 presso gli C. M. C. Studios di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Gala Records di Luciano Linzi Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Fabrizio Sferra: batteria Collegamenti esterni: Space Jazz Trio – Discography

Imola 1978 - Enrico Pieranunzi's Quartet

Nella foto (di Roberto Masotti), il quartetto di Enrico Pieranunzi in concerto a Imola nel 1978 Il trio di Enrico Pieranunzi, formato dal contrabbassista Bruno Tommaso e il batterista Roberto Gatto, prende parte nel 1977 al Festival di Macerata e l’anno successivo ai Festival di Bergamo e Zurigo. Con l’aggiunta del sassofonista Maurizio Giammarco il...

Comparing Jazz 20 - Kenny Clarke

Album recorded by the American drummer Kenny Clarke for the "Jazz a Confronto" series of the Horo label of the producer Aldo Sinesio. The disc was recorded on March 10, 1975 at the Titania Studios in Rome. Kenny Clarke: drums/Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Roberto Della Grotta: double bass/Cicci Santucci: trumpet/Enzo Scoppa: tenor saxophone/Massimo Di Cicco: sound engineer Arrived in Italy...

The Copenhagen Concert December 2 – 1996

Album dal titolo The Copenhagen Concert December 2 – 1996 del trio formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, il contrabbassista Marc Johnson e il batterista Paul Motian. Nel dicembre 1996 Enrico Pieranunzi si esibisce in concerto al club-teatro “Jazzhouse” di Copenhagen insieme a Marc Johnson e Paul Motian in occasione del ventennale dall’apertura del negozio di...

Jazz Music - Enrico Pieranunzi Interview

Interview by Mario Luzzi with Enrico Pieranunzi which appeared in the magazine “Musica Jazz” (March 1987). The Roman pianist published two trio albums in that period: “Space Jazz Trio Vol.1” (produced in Germany by the YVP Music label), with the drummer Fabrizio Sferra and the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli, and “Deep Down” (produced in Italy from the Soul Note label), with the...

Chet Baker meets Space Jazz Trio – little girl blue

Album dal titolo Chet Baker meets Space Jazz Trio – little girl blue. Il disco viene registrato nei giorni 1 e 2 marzo del 1988 presso il Malleus Studio a Recanati (Marche) per l’etichetta Philology Chet Baker: tromba e voce/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Fabrizio Sferra: batteria Come immagine di copertina dell’album Chet Baker decide di utilizzare...

Dangerous armed free men – Pieranunzi/Plenizio

Colonna sonora realizzata da Enrico Pieranunzi e Gianfranco Plenizio per la pellicola “Liberi armati pericolosi” del 1976 Gianfranco Plenizio: conduzione orchestrale/Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte A metà degli anni Settanta, oltre a collaborare come turnista negli studi cinematografici per la registrazione di musica per film collabora al chitarrista Silvano Chimenti e al batterista Vincenzo Restuccia. I tre musicisti...

Space Jazz Trio: synthesis of a musical thought

“It is essential that musicians establish an eternal dialogue. By doing this together, they connect within an ideal "Space", where musical thought, emotions and languages ​​find their synthesis, with the intention of extending the expressive possibilities of the trio and the desire to develop creative freedom, without lose sight of a specific style”. These...

Space Jazz Trio Vol.2

Album dal titolo Space Jazz Trio Vol.2 registrato nel 1988 presso gli Studi Soundvideocat di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta YVP Music del produttore tedesco York V. Prittwitz und Gaffron. Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Alfred Kramer: batteria Il primo lavoro discografico del trio dal titolo Space Jazz Trio Vol 1 viene registrato nel 1986 presso i...

Orange Park – Enzo Pietropaoli

Album dal titolo Orange Park del contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli. Il disco viene registrato nel luglio e settembre del 1989 presso gli Studi Soundvideocat di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta Gala Records di Luciano Linzi Partecipano alle sedute di incisione del lavoro discografico i componenti del Lingomania, Maurizio Giammarco, Umberto Fiorentino, Roberto Gatto, il pianista Enrico Pieranunzi...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio – Triologues

Album dal titolo Enrico Pieranunzi Trio Vol.3 – Triologues registrato l’11 febbraio del 1991 presso i CAM Studios di Roma e pubblicato dall’etichetta YVP Music Enrico Pieranunzi: pianoforte/Enzo Pietropaoli: contrabbasso/Fabrizio Sferra: batteria Il trio di Enrico Pieranunzi all’inizio degli anni Novanta è una delle migliori formazioni della scena jazz europea. Lo conferma anche questa prova discografica...

L’Unità – Interview with Enrico Pieranunzi

Intervista al pianista e compositore Enrico Pieranunzi apparsa sul quotidiano “L’Unità” (23 gennaio 1986) in occasione della presentazione al Music Inn di Roma dell’album Live At the Berlin Jazz Days ’84 Il concerto alla Philharmonie di Berlino del 2 novembre del 1984 della formazione Space Jazz Trio, con ospite il sassofonista Massimo Urbani, era stato...

Deep Down – Pieranunzi/Johnson/Baron

Album dal titolo “Deep Down” del trio formato da Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Marc Johnson (contrabbasso), Joey Baron (batteria). Il disco viene registrato il 26 e 27 febbraio del 1986 presso il Barigozzi Studio di Milano per l’etichetta Soul Note del produttore Giovanni Bonandrini. Enrico Pieranunzi nel 1986 pubblica due album in trio: Space Jazz Trio...

Bella - Rava / Pieranunzi / Pietropaoli / Cat

Album entitled "Bella" by the quartet formed by Enrico Rava (trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass) and Roberto Gatto (drums). The album was recorded in 1994 and released by the producer Paolo Piangiarelli's Philology label. External links: Enrico Rava Official Site Enrico Rava – Amarsi Un Po

Pulsar Music Ltd

Album dal titolo “Pulsar Music Ltd” (1976) del gruppo omonimo formato dal pianista Enrico Pieranunzi, il chitarrista Silvano Chimenti e il batterista Vincenzo Restuccia Il pianista romano a metà degli anni Settanta collabora nella veste di session man con prestigiosi compositori e direttori d’orchestra italiani, come Ennio Morricone e Armando Trovajoli. Nello stesso periodo col gruppo...

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

Album entitled Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani – Live at the Jazz Days '84. The album, published in 2004 by the YVP Records label, contains the concert of 2 November 1984 by Enrico Pieranunzi's trio, with guest Massimo Urbani, at the Berlin Philharmonie. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums/Massimo Urbani: saxophone...

Live in Germany - Enrico Pieranunzi Trio

Album entitled "Live in Germany" by Enrico Pieranunzi's trio recorded on 11 October 1995 for the German label YVP. Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Piero Leveratto: double bass/Mauro Beggio: drums In the photo (from left) Piero Leverrato, Enrico Pieranunzi, Mauro Beggio at Mannheim Station in 1995. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Enrico Pieranunzi Official Site

New Lands – Pieranunzi/Johnson/Baron

Album entitled "New Lands" by the trio of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi formed by the double bass player Marc Johnson and the drummer Joey Baron. The disc was recorded on June 17, 1984 at Sonic Studios in Rome and released by the Dutch label Timeless. In 1984 Marc Johnson (collaborator, among others, with the pianist Bill Evans and the...

Edinpan label logo

Logo of the Edinpan label founded in the Seventies in Rome by the composer and conductor Bruno Nicolai During his studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Bruno Nicolai established a strong bond of friendship with Ennio Morricone, who he followed in the following years , a long course of artistic collaboration; from 1965 to 1974 he held ...

la Repubblica – Art Farmer at the Music Inn

Article appeared in the newspaper “la Repubblica” (1980) regarding the concert by trumpeter Art Farmer at the Music Inn in Rome. Art Farmer during a short week-long tour in three Roman jazz clubs makes use of the rhythm section made up of excellent Italian jazz musicians: Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (double bass), Giampaolo Ascolese (drums) Contribution shared by...

Chet Baker Meets Enrico Pieranunzi – Soft Journey

Album entitled “Chet Baker Meets Enrico Pieranunzi – Soft Journey”. The album was recorded on 4 December 1979 and 4 January 1980 at the Emmequattro Studios in Rome and published by the Edipan label Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Chet Baker: trumpet/Maurizio Giammarco: saxophone/Riccardo Del Fra: double bass/Roberto Gatto: drums In 1979 Enrico Pieranunzi with the trio formed by Riccardo Del...

Concert – Pieranunzi/Johnson/Baron

In the photo the trio formed by the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Marc Johnson and the drummer Joey Baron during the concert in Ravenna in 1984. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: Pieranunzi, Johnson, Baron: Reunion Concert 11 December 2019 Improleaves -Pieranunzi/ Johnson/Baron

A day with Lee

Film entitled "A day with Lee", shot during the recording sessions of the album "Blew - Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio" (produced by the Philology label), carried out in 1988 at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. In the film, in addition to the American saxophonist Lee Konitz and the members of the Space Jazz Trio, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player...

Enrico Pieranunzi & Chet Baker

In the photo the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with the American trumpeter Chet Baker in 1980. In 1980 Chet Baker and Enrico Pieranunzi recorded the album "Soft Journay" (Edi-Pan) together at the Emmequattro Studios in Rome. The recording work represents an important document of the first meeting between the American trumpeter and the group of musicians of the Roman jazz scene:...

Music Inn – Pieranunzi/Farmer

In the photo, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi together with trumpeter Art Farmer in concert at the Music Inn in Rome in 1975. Contribution shared by Enrico Pieranunzi External links: So Beats My Heart For You – Art Farmer Blue Waltz – Enrico Pieranunzi

Berlin – Urbani/Pieranunzi

In the photo the saxophonist Massimo Urbani and the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi in Berlin. On November 2, 1984 Enrico Pieranunzi performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival with the trio formed by Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, with Massimo Urbani as a guest. The live performance will be released as an album by the German label YVP under the title "Enrico...

Musica Jazz – Top Jazz 1988

“Top Jazz” ranking of the “best group or orchestra” of 1988 published by the magazine Musica Jazz (January 1989) The Space Jazz Trio, formed by Enrico Pieranunzi, Enzo Pietropaoli and Fabrizio Sferra, was elected in the “Top Jazz” referendum in the two-year period 1988/1989 Jazz”, announced by the magazine Musica Jazz, as “best group or orchestra” Courtesy of the publisher of Musica...

Repubblica - Quercia del Tasso Festival

Article appeared in the newspaper "Repubblica" (September 1981) concerning the Quercia del Tasso Jazz Festival on the Gianicolo Hill in Rome. Among the musicians who performed in that edition of the Roman review were: the Roman pianist Enrico Pieranunzi (with the quartet formed by Massimo Urbani, Enzo Pietropaoli, Giampaolo Ascolese), the American guitarist Pat Metheny (with the 80/81 project). ..

Sonic Studios – Pieranunzi/Johnson/Baron

In the photos (by Massimo Perelli) the trio formed by pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, double bass player Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron at Sonic Studios in Rome in 1984. The artistic and human partnership between Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson and Joey Baron begins with a concert at the Music Inn in Rome. Their first album “New Lands”…

Corriere della Sera – Chet Baker at the Music Inn

Article appeared in the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” (October 1980) regarding the concert by the American trumpeter Chet Baker at the Music Inn in Rome, accompanied by the quartet made up of the flautist Nicola Stilo, the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, the double bass player Enzo Pietropaoli and the drummer Roberto Gatto The Music Inn of Pepito Pignatelli (descendant of a noble family, drummer...

Pieranunzi / Tommaso / Gatto

In the photo (from left) Enzo Pietropaoli, Enrico Pieranunzi, Lee Konitz, Fabrizio Sferra. In December 1988 the Space Jazz Trio together with the American saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded the album “Lee Konitz Meets Space Jazz Trio-Blew” (Philology label) at the Soundvideocat Studios in Rome. External links: A DAY WITH LEE – Lee Konitz meets Space Jazz...

Space Jazz Trio e Chet Baker

Nelle foto Chet Baker in concerto con lo Space Jazz Trio a Macerata nel 1988. Nello stesso anno il trio incide con il trombettista americano l’album “Chet Baker Meets Space Jazz Trio – Little girl blue”, pubblicato dall’etichetta Philology del produttore Paolo Piangiarelli. Contributo condiviso da Enrico Pieranunzi Collegamenti esterni: Chet Baker & Space Jazz...

Enrico Pieranunzi – Concert Music Inn

Excerpt from the concert of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi at the Music Inn in Rome. The concert was recorded in 1975 at the Music Inn in Rome for the episode of the Rai cultural dissemination television program "Sapere". Accompanying the Roman pianist are Gianni Foccià on double bass and Ole Jorgensen on drums. Contribution shared by Enrico...

Corriere della Sera – Space Jazz Trio at Saint Louis

Article by Paolo Biamonte which appeared in the newspaper "Corriere della Sera" (December 1989) concerning the concert of the Space Jazz Trio at the Saint Louis in Rome In the introduction the journalist Paolo Biamonte highlights how Italian jazz, and more generally European, in those years had "released himself from the relationship of cultural servility towards the American one"....

Berlino – Space Jazz Trio & Massino Urbani

In the photo the “Space Jazz Trio” together with Massimo Urbani in Berlin in 1984. The Space Jazz Trio – formed by Enrico Pieraunzi on piano, Enzo Pietropaoli on double bass and Fabrizio Sferra on drums – with guest saxophonist Massimo Urbani, perform on 2 November 1984 at the Berlin Philharmonie as part of the Berlin...

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