Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi
Pieranunzi in concert, 1 August 2010
Pieranunzi in concert, 1 August 2010
Background information
Born (1949-12-05) 5 December 1949 (age 71)
Rome, Italy
Genres Jazz, classical
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 1975–present
Labels Soul Note, Philology, Egea, Challenge, CAM Jazz
Website www.enricopieranunzi.it
Enrico Pieranunzi (2019) in Denmark

Enrico Pieranunzi (born 5 December 1949) is an Italian jazz pianist. He combines classical technique with jazz.[1]

Biography

The son of Renata Brillantini and Alvaro Pieranunzi, Enrico Pieranunzi was encouraged to study music at a young age. His father was a jazz guitarist. He studied classical music until 1973 when he became a Professor of Music, and maintained that post for two years. In 1975 he left his teaching practice and played in trios and small ensembles. He has recorded over 60 albums. He has also been prolific as a session musician.

He has performed with Frank Rosolino, Sal Nistico, Kenny Clarke, Johnny Griffin, Chet Baker, Joey Baron, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods,[2] Bill Smith, Charlie Haden, Mads Vinding, Thomas Fonnesbæk, and Billy Higgins. He issued his first album in 1975. He has performed widely with his own group at European and American jazz festivals. He has also composed several film scores.

Awards and honors

  • 1982 - Critics award for the Isis album - Soul Note (Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet & Quintet featuring Art Farmer)
  • 1983 - Musician of the year Musica Jazz Annual Poll (along with D'Andrea, Rava, Urbani, Trovesi, Gaslini, Bagnoli)
  • 1988 - Best Italian Group Musica Jazz Annual Poll (Space Jazz trio)
  • 1989 - Musician of the year Musica Jazz Annual Poll, Best Italian Group Musica Jazz Poll (Space Jazz Trio)
  • 1995 - Best CD of the Year Music & Discs "Flux & Change - Duo with Paul Motian (Soul Note)
  • 1996 - Choc de l'annee of Jazzman for the CD "The Night Gone By"
  • 1997 - Django d'Or Best European Musician
  • 2002 - Jazz Award "Palazzo Valentini" Province of Rome
  • 2003 - Musician of the Year Musica Jazz Annual Poll
  • 2005 - Jazz in Europe Award Guinness Jazz Festival (Cork)
  • 2008 - Musician of the Year. Musica jazz Annual Poll (along with Franco D'Andrea)
  • 2009 - Award of the French Académie du Jazz Francese for the best unpublished (Yellow and Blue Suites, duo with Marc Johnson - Challenge Records)
  • 2015 - Top Jazz 2014. A Life for Jazz

Discography

As leader

  • Jazz a Confronto 24 (Horo, 1975)
  • The Day After the Silence (Edipan, 1976)
  • A Long Way (Carosello, 1978)
  • From Always...to Now! (Edipan, 1978)
  • Soft Journey with Chet Baker (Edipan, 1980)
  • Isis (Soul Note, 1981)
  • Inconsequence with Ronnie Cuber (Dire, 1983)
  • Jazz Roads (CAM Jazz, 1983)
  • Autumn Song (Enja, 1985)
  • What's What (Demon, 1985)
  • Moon Pie with Enzo Pietropaoli & Roberto Gatto (YVP Music, 1987)
  • The Heart of the Ballad with Chet Baker (Philology, 1988)
  • Solitudes with Lee Konitz (Philology, 1988)
  • Parisian Portraits (IDA, 1991)
  • In That Dawn of Music (Soul Note, 1993)
  • Flux and Change with Paul Motian (Soul Note, 1995)
  • The Night Gone By (Alfa, 1996)
  • Seaward (Soul Note, 1996)
  • Daedalus Wings (Challenge, 1999)
  • Don't Forget the Poet (Challenge, 1999)
  • Infant Eyes (Challenge, 2000)
  • Improvised Forms for Trio (Challenge, 2000)
  • Live in Switzerland (YVP Music, 2000)
  • Evans Remembered (Via Veneto, 2001)
  • Alone Together (Challenge, 2001)
  • One Lone Star (YVP Music, 2002)
  • Perugia Suite (Egea, 2002)
  • Les Amants (Egea, 2004)
  • Doorways with Paul Motian (CAM Jazz, 2004)
  • Duologues with Jim Hall (CAM Jazz, 2005)
  • Special Encounter with Charlie Haden, Paul Motian (CAM Jazz, 2005)
  • Live in Paris (Challenge, 2005)
  • Live Conversations with Dado Moroni (Abeat, 2006)
  • Jazzitaliano Live 2006 (Casa del Jazz, 2006)
  • Sonatas and Improvisations (CAM Jazz, 2008)
  • Wandering (CAM Jazz, 2009)
  • Live at Birdland (CAM Jazz, 2010)
  • Works and Improvisations (CAM Jazz, 2011)
  • New York Reflections (CAM Jazz, 2012)
  • Permutation (CAM Jazz, 2012)
  • Deep Down (Soul Note, 2012)
  • Originals (Jazzit, 2012)
  • Stories (CAM Jazz, 2014)
  • Autour De Martino (TCB, 2014)
  • Proximity (CAM Jazz, 2015)
  • Tales from the Unexpected (Intuition, 2015)
  • Double Circle with Federico Casagrande (CAM Jazz, 2015)
  • My Songbook (Via Veneto, 2016)
  • Menage a Trois with Andre Ceccarelli (Bonsai Music, 2016)
  • European Trio (Casa del Jazz, 2016)
  • New Spring (CAM Jazz, 2016)
  • Duke's Dream with Rosario Giuliani (Intuition, 2017)
  • Play Gershwin with Gabriele Mirabassi, Gabriele Pieranunzi (CAM Jazz, 2018)
  • Blue Waltz (Stunt, 2018)
  • Monsieur Claude (Bonsai Music, 2018)
  • Wine & Waltzes (CAM Jazz, 2018)
  • New Visions (Storyville, 2019)
  • Frame (CAM Jazz, 2020)
  • Common View (Challenge, 2020)

With Marc Johnson

  • Deep Down (Soul Note, 1987)
  • The Dream Before Us (IDA, 1992)
  • Untold Story (IDA, 1994)
  • Play Morricone (CAM Jazz, 2002)
  • Trasnoche (Egea, 2003)
  • Current Conditions (CAM Jazz, 2003)
  • Play Morricone 2 (CAM Jazz, 2004)
  • Ballads (CAM Jazz, 2006)
  • Live in Japan (CAM Jazz, 2007)
  • As Never Before (CAM Jazz, 2008)
  • Yellow & Blue Suites (Challenge, 2008)
  • Dream Dance (CAM Jazz, 2009)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (CAM Jazz, 2013)

As sideman

With Ennio Morricone

  • Cinema Paradiso (DRG, 1988)
  • Gli Occhiali D'Oro (Screen Trax, 1996)
  • La Gabbia (GDM, 1996)
  • Il Bandito Dagli Occhi (Azzurri Beat, 2013)

With Phil Woods

  • Phil's Mood (Philology, 1990)
  • Elsa (Philology, 1992)
  • Live at the Corridoia Jazz Festival (Philology, 1992)

With others

References

  1. ^ Astarita, Glenn. "Perugia Suite: review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Enrico Pieranunzi: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-27.

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