ENRICO PIERANUNZI - PIANO
JASPER SOMSEN - DOUBLE BASS
ANDRÉ CECCARELI - DRUMS
"Tales From The Unexpected" was released in 2015 by the Italian master pianist & composer Enrico Pieranunzi, in the series European Jazz Legends. The album features his long time associate drummer and friend André Ceccarelli (F) and since 2012 one of his regular double bassists Jasper Somsen (NL). Recorded live in Germany in 2015, "Tales From The Unexpected" is every thing you might expect from the title. Four free form improvisations "Improtales" are the cornerstones of this album, which contains some of Pieranunzi's most distinguished compositions.
"Tales is all about energy ... all driven by inner ensemble urgency. But Pieranunzi's touch always informs energy with graceful elegance and Italian romanticism. His formal sense is so sure that even fully improvised pieces like Improtales 1 sound refined, symmetrical and complete"
- Thomas Conrad (JAZZTIMES)
"You hardly recognize the virtuosity behind Enrico Pieranunzi’s fluent piano playing ... the seemingly effortless, suprising interplay with Somsen and Ceccarelli ... emphasizes this great performance”
**** Mischa Andriesen (TROUW)
“All 10 numbers on the album ... are classic examples of Pieranunzi’s trademark mix of silky technique and rippling mellifluousness. In bassist Jasper Somsen and André Ceccarelli the pianist clearly has two like-minded cohorts, as the sidemen deftly add tinting to the leader’s richly hued palette.”
- Barry Davis (JERUSALEM POST)
May 16 Bologna - University of Bologna w/ André Ceccarelli
AVAILABLE FOR CONCERTS AND MASTERCLASSES IN 2017 & 2018
Improtale nr. 1 (Pieranunzi/Somsen/Ceccarelli)
Fellini's Waltz (Pieranunzi)
Photo Pieranunzi (c) 2015 Joke Schot
Photo Somsen (c) 2015 Evert-Jan Hielema