Friday, May 28, 2021

USA: In Support of Music For Love, Son of Michel Petrucciani Speaks About “Cantabile 2.0


Earlier this year, Music For Love released a charity project entitled Music For Love Vol. 1. The opening track “Cantabile 2.0” by Fabrizio Bosso and Pablo Nannucci, aka Roc Flowers is inspired by the great jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani “Cantabile.” "Cantabile 2.0" adapted modern hip-hop texture on top of existing melody ideas, drawing influences from jazz standards and funk. Soon after its release, the tune received support from Michel Petrucciani’s family. Alexandre Petrucciani, the younger son of the jazz master, was impressed by Pablo Nannucci, aka Roc Flowers’s hip-hop fusion, “I’m very happy that people still care about his music enough to make stuff around it. It’s really good.”

“Cantabile 2.0” presents a series of butterfly effects from one creative mind to another, stretching into time and space. The song preserves moments of inspiration that continue the conversation between past and future. “This is really a big thing for a young guy like him for his first approach,” the founder and director of Music For Love also expressed high hope for the young artist.

The Petrucciani brothers have been more visible in supporting jazz artists and promoting their father’s music in the past five years. The brothers work as a team, aiming to influence more people. “It’s a link between now and the future, towards new people knowing his music later in life or in time,” said Alexandre.

Michel Petrucciani was exceptional. He was gifted as a musician but special as a person. “A little spark that makes a person shine brighter,” Alexandre described, “he was the person who glues everyone else around him.” Few people knew that the legendary jazz pianist who traveled by plane most days of the year was afraid of heights. Losing Michel Petrucciani was a shock to the family. For them, the loss never heals. “There’s not one day I don’t think about him,” said Alexandre, “It leaves no doubt how much I love my father. He was touring three hundred days a year, but when he was around, he was here 100 percent. He was genuinely happy.”

Memory tends to fade as time passes by, but the love people have for Michel Petrucciani keeps his memory alive. Alexandre expressed his appreciation to tribute concerts and music made in honor of his father, “it’s memory and an honor to be a son of my father,” he said. He has been supporting artists through social media engagement and attending tribute concerts, encouraging young jazz musicians to follow their passion.

Alexandre also inherited his father’s touch with the piano. Although he has never touched a piano until recently, he revealed having a special connection with the instrument. “It’s like I can feel the piano,” he said, “It makes no sense.” He admitted not studying piano with his father was one of his biggest regrets. The early recordings hold a special place in his heart. “I like the Best of the Blue Note Years. That’s my favorite,” said Alexandre, “he (Michel Petrucciani) was younger and had a different energy.”

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

WORLD MUSIC MIX: Denis Krupin(Russia)-Light / Album: Path To Light(2021)


Denis Krupin(Russia)-Light
Composer: Denis Krupin
Album: Path To Light(2021)

Denis Krupin – guitars,keyboards,vst instruments,computer programming
Andrea Marcelli – percussion (2,4,6,7,8,9,10) Bob Mintzer – sax (6,9)
Jerry Goodman – electric violin (3,8) Dedicated To Lyle Mays
The sadness after Lyle left us does not go away, but it pours out into the light. Many thanks to Andrea Marcelli, Bob Mintzer and Jerry Goodman for brightening my album with their presence!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Philippe Brunel Acoustic Band(France) Album: Quelles nouvelles des ├ętoiles ...?


Philippe Brunel Acoustic Band(France) Album: Quelles nouvelles des ├ętoiles ...?

 @philippe_brunel_ #acousticmusic #philippebrunel #jazzworldquest #jazzmusicians #jazzevents #jazzpromotion #worldjazz #jazz #jazzmusic #jazzworldquestshowcase2021 #jazzalbums2021 #jazzalbums #indiejazz #playlist #streaming #france #trio

Sunday, May 9, 2021

WORLD MUSIC MIX: Hakim Jamal(UK)-Album: U Come Thru (2021)

 Hakim Jamal(UK)-Lord, Here I Come

Composer: Paul Wheatcroft
Album: U Come Thru (2021)
Label: TalkingHeadTV Recordings
This is the first track from the new LP, ‘U Come Thru’. I’ve long had an interest in traditional black music and felt the time was right to re-appraise and musically investigate the genres of Blues and Gospel. There are 8 tracks on the album and each of them is a modern reworking of either a Southern Baptist hymn or a traditional Blues song. The vibe is a kind of mashup of styles, trying to link the secular Blues medium with the religious Gospel one. Yet as with ‘In My Mind’ both styles are set against stripped-down hip-hop beats and jazzy figures. The aim is to use an 8-track style approach to limit the number of instruments and give room to the vocal samples I’m using.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

WORLD MUSIC MIX: Armagos(Greece)-Holy Week

 Armagos(Greece)-Holy Week

Armagos is a music composer, producer and sound designer with a unique approach to creating intense and experimental soundtracks. His music combines elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic and traditional genres to create imaginative and diverse soundscapes and contains an emotional core of striking intimacy and sensitivity.