ENRICO PIERANUNZI TRIO feat. Jasper Somsen & Jorge Rossy

After more than 30 concerts and many excellent reviews about their first trio album “Tales From The Unexpected”, Enrico Pieranunzi and Jasper Somsen will be back for their third trio album with the wonderful Catalan drummer Jorge Rossy.

Recordings: September 2018
Release: 2019 (t.b.a.)
Label: Challenge Records
Studio: MotorMusic, Mechelen (BE)



ENRICO PIERANUNZI TRIO
“TALES FROM THE UNEXPECTED”

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)

Improtale nr. 1 (Pieranunzi/Somsen/Ceccarelli)

Fellini’s Waltz (Pieranunzi)

CONCERTS 2018:

May 6 – Birdland, Neuburg an der Donau (DE): Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet feat. Seamus Blake
May 23 – Jazz Keller, Esslingen (DE): Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet feat. Seamus Blake

AVAILABLE: 2019

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