Album Remarks & Appraisals:
I know it might sound corny to say I had dreamed a dream that was now coming true, but it's not easy to find another way to describe how I felt there, every single one of those evenings, as that inconceivable dream materialized into the sounds my fingers coaxed out of that piano to converse with the magic Marc Johnson and Paul Motian were working with their bass and drums.
The pianist sounds bright and assertive on a rendition of Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You." Recorded about a year-and-a-half before Motian's passing, this disc is another reminder of the drummer's inimitable approach - like in his controlled fury on the trio's version of Lee Konitz's "Subconscious Lee."
Personnel: Enrico Pieranunzi (piano); Paul Motian (drums).
Liner Note Author: Enrico Pieranunzi.
Recording information: The Village Vanguard, NYC (07/07/2010/07/08/2010).
Photographer: Andrea Boccalini.