Enrico Pieranunzi, Paul Motian

Flux And Change

Soul Note 121242-2

Item: full_album_8024709084422_CD

Artists :
Paul Motian ( Drums, Percussion )
Enrico Pieranunzi ( Piano )
Release date
Dec 31, 1995

"If the specific nature of this performance reaffirms what we know about Motian, it reveals an entirely new side of Pieranunzi. In the unusual duo of piano and drums, the lack of a supportive bassist causes a reinterpretation of the individual roles and greatly alters the balance of interpersonal dynamics. Pieranunzi is freer than ever to redirect harmonic modulations as the urge strikes, and he takes full advantage of this opportunity. But there’s also a more percussive slant to the patterns he devises, patterns which span melodies but are not locked into song form. For Motian’s part, the additional freedom brings to greater prominence the engaging colors and countermelodies of his loose, linear approach."”

(source: from the CD's liner notes by Art Lange)


Flux and Change Enrico Pieranunzi/Paul Motian

Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi is an acolyte of Bill Evans and a lover of performing in duos so this album with former Evans drummer Paul Motian tickles two of his fancies (as well as 88 ivories). The album, recorded live at the Roccella Jonica International Jazz Festival, is split up into three suites of 12, 5 and six tunes, respectively. There are duet portions and solos from each performer on both originals and a boatload of standards by such composers as Cole Porter, Heyman-Young, Hammerstein-Kern, Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk.

1/8/2014The New York City Jazz RecordAndrey Henkin