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Enrico Pieranunzi

Wine & Waltzes -- Live at Bastianich Winery

Cam Jazz CAMJ 7930-5

8052405143242 - Wine & Waltzes  (Live) - CD

Artists :
Enrico Pieranunzi ( Piano )
Release date
May 25, 2018
Duration
0:47:00

"Some headlines write themselves. When one learns that the great Enrico Pieranunzi is going to play a concert in a winery, the word “vintage” immediately jumps to mind. It’s a word with at least two different meanings. At the simplest, it means of long standing, “mature” rather than “old”; but it also carries an unmistakable overtone of quality. A vintage performance isn’t necessarily one from the distant archive; it’s something special, to be savoured.  Listening to a Pieranunzi performance, and particularly to the succession of lyrical three-quarter tunes that make up much of the Bastianich recital, is very much like opening and sampling a bottle of wine. There is, from a master of his standing, the obvious expectation as one looks at the label and then there is sheer intrigue as the cork is popped and the first sounds heard. “Wine & Waltzes” we are promised, but the maestro allows his idea to breathe for a little time, tempting us first with a sweetly lyrical “nose” and then suggesting something sharper and more ambiguous underneath. When we describe a wine as “complex”, we are paying it a compliment. When we say it of a musician, sometimes we are admitting that we don’t understand, maybe find his music a bit challenging. Pieranunzi smooths all that away. He adds layer on layer of taste, persuades us that a second glass and a fresh bottle would be acceptable. In “B.Y.O.H.” and “Twoliness” he even offers a little mild intoxication. No escaping it: this is vintage jazz".   (Brian Morton)


Recorded Live at Bastianich Winery (Cividale del Friuli, Italy) on 6 June 2017
Recording engineer Stefano Amerio


Photos by Elisa Caldana

Reviews

JAZZ ET VIN... en Italie du Nord-Est

Sous le titre générique 'A Night At The Winery', le label Cam Jazz (Harmonia Mundi) a suscité six soirées de concerts, du 5 au 10 juin 2017, dans les chais et caves de six vignobles de la région Vénétie-Frioul Julienne. Ce territoire italien, qui jouxte la Slovénie, est réputé pour sa vigne, et notamment pour ses vins blancs. Belle occasion de convier des jazzmen (pas de jazzwomen, pourtant j'en connais qui aiment et connaissent le vin....) à s'exprimer dans ces lieux de culture et de mémoire. Du solo au trio, des propositions musicales très personnelles (et très diverses). A tout seigneur tout honneur, commençons par écouter Enrico Pieranunzi («Wine & Waltzes»), lequel a chois des valses personnelles, parfois sur les harmonies du blues, parfois avec un fort parfum romantique : vibrant, inspiré, recueilli mais joyeux : un régal…

22/6/2018lesdnj.over-blog.comXavier Prévost
CAM Jazz: “A Night At The Winery”

Da un’iniziativa di Elda Felluga e Stefano Amerio, e sposata dal produttore della CAM Jazz Ermanno Basso, nasce il progetto “A Night At The Winery”: sei diverse formazioni, un solo, tre duetti e due trio, registrate dal vivo durante una settimana, dal 5 al 10 giugno 2017, presso delle prestigiose cantine vinicole del Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Un lavoro meticoloso e intenso, basato tra l’incontro tra jazz e vino, tra musica e sensazioni annesse, che ha portato alla realizzazione di sei CD dal vivo, curati sia nelle riprese audio sia nei dettagliati artwork impreziositi dalle note di Brian Morton e dalle foto di Elisa Caldana.
L’unico lavoro in solo della serie lo firma Enrico Pieranunzi, con un programma di otto originali tra loro legati dal tema del valzer. Il pianista, che ringrazia Bacco in una nota interna al booklet del CD, mette in mostra una sapienza espressiva capace di travalicare stili, radici e influenze con capacità feline: si ascoltano echi blues, notazioni classiche, melodie “stropicciate”, temi cantabili e flussi di idee pressoché infinite. Fasci di luce, intensi e corposi, si alternano a lampi diradati nelle penombre della cantina Bastianich.

19/6/2018strategieoblique.blogspot.comRoberto Paviglianiti