Playground (Michel Petrucciani album)

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Playground
Playgroundalbum.jpg
Studio album by Michel Petrucciani
Released 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 39:19
Label Blue Note
Producer Michel Petrucciani
Eric Kressmann

Playground is a jazz album by Michel Petrucciani, which features his generally acoustic-based approach being transformed by the addition of synthesizers and electric bass guitar in the ensemble, as well as a more funk-rhythm driven approach to the music. [1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Actually, all 11 of Michel Petrucciani's originals are worth hearing and, despite the brief playing time of this CD, it is recommended.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Michel Petrucciani, except as noted

  1. "September Second" - 4:42
  2. "Home" - 5:26
  3. "P'Tit Louis" - 4:42
  4. "Miles Davis' Licks" - 4:27
  5. "Rachid" - 3:25
  6. "Brazilian Suite #3" - 2:33
  7. "Play School" - 3:03
  8. "Contradictions" - 2:57
  9. "Laws of Physics" (Adam Holzman) - 4:44
  10. "Piango, Pay The Man" - 1:52
  11. "Like That" - 1:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Michel Petrucciani - piano and synthesizers; arrangements
  • Adam Holzman - synthesizer and synthesizer programming; co-arranger
  • Omar Hakim - drums (all tracks except tracks 5 and 10)
  • Steve Thornton - percussion
  • Anthony Jackson - bass guitar
  • Aldo Romano - drums (track 5 only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Yanow's AMG review
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 15, 2011