A very special performance, part of this years London Jazz Festival, Italyâ€™s jazz poet, pianist & composerÂ Enrico PieranunziÂ plays with his trio. Known for fusing classical piano techniques with that of jazz; as a composer he doesnâ€™t clutter his scores and as a pianist he avoids improvising with technical excess. His playing is described as having intense lyricism, while not losing hold of that ability to swing with energy and freshness. The trio includes Enzo Zirilli (drums) and Geoff Gascoyne (bass).
“Italy’s jazz piano poet” allaboutjazz.com
The British pianist & composer’s debut solo album â€˜New Lifeâ€™ on Babel Records received rave reviews and was voted among the top ten international albums in Jazzwise Magazine. In April this year she released her second album – â€˜Land of Shadowsâ€™ on the Berlin Jazzwerkstatt Label.
The solo gig she shared with Oregon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in a previous London Jazz Festival was described as â€˜one of the most inspired pairings of the festivalâ€™ and received a 5 star Evening Standard review and a BBC Radio 3 broadcast.
“Sassoonâ€™s capacity to sustain interest without resorting to licks, tricks or slickness of any kind is remarkableâ€¦ music of rare beauty.” Duncan Heining, **** Jazzwise
November 15, 2013
Enrico Pieranunzi is an Italian pianist who was encourages at a young age to study jazz. Â He studied classical music up until 1973 when he became a Professor [...]