I like it better than "Changing Places." Wonderful performances and gorgeous recording. Dave
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Yes, I have Pieranunzi's "Fellini Jazz". I recommend it, but it's generally faster tempo(ed) and "louder" than the ECM discs mentioned in the thread. That's not a criticism, just something I just wanted people to know. Another ECM disc I highly recommend is Marilyn Cripell's "Storyteller". She's a more "complex" piano player than Gustavsen, with lots of subtlety. It's different, but still in the ECM "camp" with regard to recording aesthetics, beauty, etc. I have not heard "The Ground", but intend to after reading this thread. I liked "Changing Places", but found it a bit "simplistic" and tired of it somewhat quickly. I still put it on if I want something very quiet and soothing, but otherwise I don't find enough variety on it. Another ECM player to consider for those who like Gustavsen is Vasilis Tsabropoulis (sp?). His "Achirana" is a nice disc too. For me these are all for when I'm in a particular mood, but I guess one could say that for all music! I have "Trio", but have not listened to it yet. Based on the trio's work with Tomaz Stanko I look forward to hearing them without him.
Fellini Jazz is rather atypical of Pieranunzi's work, although clearly he is a more spirited player than Gustavsen is (so far, at least, from the two albums I've heard). Here's a few Pieranunzi records I'd recommend:
* "Current Conditions" (CamJazz)
* "Seaward" (Soul Note) - Amazing version of "Yesterdays"
* "Deep Down" (Soul Note)
* "Play Morricone" (CamJazz)
I seem to have accumulated more than a dozen SACDs, CDs and LPs by this guy; didn't realize it. I also have the Crispell, will look for "Achirana." Dave
I'm shocked no one has mentioned Suspended Night by Tomasz Stanko (with the trio mentioned above). Very easy to follow with lots of Impressionistic (eg, Bill Evans) scale and mode changes added to it.
I'll also recommend the new keith Jarrett solo concert "Radiance". Short pieces (for Jarrett, that is) that are either very heart wrenching or very virtuosic. It's worth every dime it costs!
Any opinions of the new ECM by the Keith Jarrett Trio "Always Let Me Go"?
Dopogue: Thanks for the info on other Pieranunzi discs!
Marty: I didn'mention "Suspended Night", but did mention Stanko. I like "...Night", but, FWIW, I like "Soul of Things" more. I haven't heard about "Always Let Me Go", nor can I find it at allmusic.com Where did you hear about it? Also, just in case you don't know: ECM is releasing a DVD of Jarrett's trio, I believe before Christmas - and I believe it will be the entire Tokyo concert from which excerpts were taken for "Radiance"
Always Let Me Go is available online. If you go to allofmp3, you can give them $10 and download the whole thing as 384k files and burn them yourself with Exact Audio Copy. You save (they will only deduct $4 from the $10 and you can get more), Jarrett gets a cut, and you will have it in 30 minutes (if you have broadband internet).
If you have dial-up, then try cdnow.com or the major cd outlets. Be warned on price, for it's a double cd.