The Michel Petrucciani Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (2008)
The great jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani, in a beautiful and powerful concert captured on video at New York City's jazz Mecca the Village Vanguard. As this set fully demonstrates, Michel Petrucciani was one of the most exciting and important jazz pianists and composers his generation, writing extended pieces that showcase the richness and gorgeousness of his tone and the emotional depth of his playing. Joined here by two great sidemen, Palle Danielsson on bass and Eliot Zigmund (once a Bill Evans stalwart) on drums, Petrucciani finds room, amid five extended and swinging meditations, for a collaboration with his special guest, the great jazz guitarist Jin Hall. A wonderful evening of beautiful music.