Solo Live (Michel Petrucciani album)

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Solo Live
Solo Live (Michel Petrucciani album).jpg
Live album by Michel Petrucciani
Released 1998 (1998)
Recorded 27 February 1997
Venue Frankfurt, Germany
Genre Jazz
Length 152:35
Label Dreyfus
Michel Petrucciani chronology
Conférence de Presse Vol. 2
(1995)Conférence de Presse Vol. 21995
Solo Live
(1998)
Trio in Tokyo
(1999)Trio in Tokyo1999
Piano Solo: The Complete Concert in Germany cover
The Complete Concert in Germany.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4.0/4 stars [2]

Solo Live is a solo piano album by Michel Petrucciani, recorded in 1997 at a concert in Frankfurt, Germany, and released on the Dreyfus label in 1998.[2][3] A double-CD version of the concert was released in 2007, under the title Piano Solo: The Complete Concert in Germany, and featured 20 tracks instead of the original release's 11.[4]

Music[edit]

Most of the tracks are Petrucciani originals. "Looking Up" is "overtly optimistic and inherently hopeful"; "Home" is a "statement of warmth and comfort"; "Brazilian Like" is "orchestral and melodic to the point at which the tune remains in one's head long after its conclusion".[1]

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic review awarded it four and a half stars and described it as "Petrucciani's lasting solo gift to the jazz world".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave it a maximum four stars and added it to the suggestsed Core Collection list.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Petrucciani, unless stated otherwise.

1998 CD Release[edit]

  1. "Looking Up" – 4:24
  2. "Besame Mucho" (Consuelo Velázquez) – 4:03
  3. "Rachid" – 2:22
  4. "Chloe Meets Gershwin" – 4:08
  5. "Home" – 3:40
  6. "Brazilian Like" – 3:07
  7. "Little Peace in C for U" – 4:12
  8. "Romantic But Not Blue" – 3:22
  9. "Trilogy in Blois" – 11:29
  10. "Caravan" (Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol) – 10:09
  11. "She Did It Again" / "Take The A Train" (Billy Strayhorn) / "She Did It Again" – 4:53

2007 2CD Complete Release[edit]

  1. "Colors" – 7:43
  2. "Training" – 3:12
  3. "Hidden Joy" – 2:46
  4. "Les Grelots" – 4:26
  5. "Guadeloupe" – 5:02
  6. "Love Letter" – 5:44
  7. "Little Peace in C for U" – 4:47
  8. Michel Petrucciani Speech – 2:55
  9. "J'Aurais Tellement Voulu" – 3:30
  10. "Rachid" – 2:22
  11. "Chloe Meets Gershwin" – 4:07
  12. "Home" – 3:29
  13. "Brazilian Like" – 3:13
  14. "Romantic But Not Blue" – 3:28
  15. "Trilogy in Blois (Morning Sun in Blois - Noon Sun in Blois - Night Sun in Blois)" – 11:48
  16. "Caravan" (Ellington, Tizol, Mills) – 10:46
  17. "Looking Up" – 3:51
  18. "Besame Mucho" (Velázquez) – 4:51
  19. "She Did It Again" – 2:08
  20. "Take the "A" Train" (Strayhorn) – 2:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bartolini, Brian "Solo Live: review" AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Cook, Richard and Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.), Penguin, p. 1160.
  3. ^ "Michel Petrucciani: Solo Live" Dreyfus Records (in French).
  4. ^ "Michel Petrucciani: Complete concert in Germany (2CD)" Dreyfus Records.