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Born in Rome in1949, Enrico Pieranunzi developed his love of jazz from his father, and by imitating what he heard on 78s by the likes of Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano, and Chet Baker. The latter, with whom Pieranunzi eventually got to play and record in Italy in the early '80s, steered his piano influences away from McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea toward Bill Evans. Combining this with a sense of swing and serious lyricism, Pieranunzi is now internationally known as a unique and decidedly European voice on his instrument, having won accolades and awards for his more than 70 recordings.
One of the most important jazz pianists of our time. Volume 3 of the series European Jazz Legends. Live recording from Theater GŁtersloh.
Personnel: Enrico Pieranunzi (piano); André Ceccarelli (drums).
Audio Mixer: Georg Niehusmann.
Liner Note Author: Götz Bühler.
Recording information: Live, Theater Gütersloh (08/29/2015).