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#2011764 - 01/09/13 03:36 PM Michel Petrucciani
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I've been revisiting Petrucciani lately and finding out again how wonderful I find his playing. Here he is with Steve Gadd and Anthony Jackson playing his own composition September Second: Michel Petrucciani

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#2011803 - 01/09/13 04:41 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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here's a link to a a lot of MP transcriptions .. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMichel-Petrucciani%2Fdp%2F8850712758&ei=K-PtUIi4H8ec0AXhpICgBA&usg=AFQjCNHBE0PxZKBajLWeLDHEECBzUR9_vw&sig2=AnFOHnZHfHAlJR0XMKbO7A

i saw him at the village vanguard in nyc when he had just arrived in nyc (in the previous millenium). was great!
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#2011830 - 01/09/13 05:41 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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Printer1: thanks. That's a pricey book (amazon is selling it for $60). I would be nice to play through some good transcriptions, however. I lived in New York for a short while in 1977, which was before he started playing there.

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#2011845 - 01/09/13 06:13 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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jjo, that's the pre-koch era!
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#2011870 - 01/09/13 07:30 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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really nice piece
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#2011908 - 01/09/13 08:43 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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what a versatile musician.

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#2012459 - 01/10/13 08:09 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: Mark Polishook]
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Originally Posted By: printer1
jjo, that's the pre-koch era!


What is the "pre-koch era" ?
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#2012481 - 01/10/13 09:02 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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pre Ed Koch
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#2012717 - 01/11/13 10:50 AM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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If people listen to Petrucciani and like him, I'd urge you to check out some of his solo work, as well. He was excellent in that vein.

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#2016712 - 01/18/13 12:45 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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what he does here, in the middle, from about 2:30 with only right hand, is amazing. Pure beauty of melody and rhythm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdToC1fop...RcUkuepfLW0BtuF
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#2016748 - 01/18/13 01:58 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: kiedysktos.]
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Originally Posted By: kiedysktos.
what he does here, in the middle, from about 2:30 with only right hand, is amazing. Pure beauty of melody and rhythm
Thanks, yes it is. He's such an entertainer too!

The documentary:


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#2016755 - 01/18/13 02:17 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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I listen to him whenever I feel sorry for myself for having piano-induced aches in my neck or shoulders.

I use his arrangement for Satin Doll. Here it is (note error: bass clef notes should be D and E not G and A):

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#2016786 - 01/18/13 03:40 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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Kiedysktos: What a wonderful clip. What I love:
1. So many musicians PREACH that less is more, but then play a million notes. He has the audience (and me) in the palm of his hand with such simplicity.
2. Quotations are usually in jokes for jazz musicians, but he quotes Tea for Two and gets a laugh out of the audience.
3. This is a great example of an improviser "talking" to his audience through his improvisation and they understand exactly what he's saying.

Just great stuff.

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#2016848 - 01/18/13 06:27 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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Originally Posted By: TromboneAl
I listen to him whenever I feel sorry for myself for having piano-induced aches in my neck or shoulders.

I use his arrangement for Satin Doll. Here it is (note error: bass clef notes should be D and E not G and A):


Thanks a lot smile chromatic idea is simple but I never hit it, despite I played this song a lot. But notice he is really playing G and A. It's very slight reharmonisation, ii - V instead of ii-V-ii-V. But he may also think about just V for two bars. Oh, and I suppose there may be C# and F# instead of C and F in third bar, but I'm not sure and I can't check it out on the piano right now.


Originally Posted By: jjo
Kiedysktos: What a wonderful clip. What I love:
1. So many musicians PREACH that less is more, but then play a million notes. He has the audience (and me) in the palm of his hand with such simplicity.
2. Quotations are usually in jokes for jazz musicians, but he quotes Tea for Two and gets a laugh out of the audience.
3. This is a great example of an improviser "talking" to his audience through his improvisation and they understand exactly what he's saying.

Just great stuff.


Agreed. This performance is something that's hard to forget.
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#2017410 - 01/19/13 04:59 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: kiedysktos.]
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I think his re-harmonization is essentially turning the D minor into G sus, and the E minor into A sus.

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#2017453 - 01/19/13 06:23 PM Re: Michel Petrucciani [Re: jjo]
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Originally Posted By: jjo
I think his re-harmonization is essentially turning the D minor into G sus, and the E minor into A sus.

Yes, V sus is what I meant by talking about V.
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