Christian Jacob | Contradictions - A Look At the Music of Michel Petrucciani

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Contradictions - A Look At the Music of Michel Petrucciani

by Christian Jacob

The latest \"Christian Jacob\" trio CD takes a look at the music of Michel Petrucciani with some creative arrangements. (P) Christian Jacob - (B) Trey Henry - (D) Ray Brinker.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Looking Up
6:19 $0.99
2. Even Mice Dance
6:33 $0.99
3. Dumb Breaks
3:04 $0.99
4. Colors
5:30 $0.99
5. Brazilian Suite
5:24 $0.99
6. Contradictions
5:00 $0.99
7. Rachid
5:17 $0.99
8. 13th
6:26 $0.99
9. Memories of Paris
4:19 $0.99
10. Brazilian Suite No. 2
5:33 $0.99
11. My Bebop Tune
3:27 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This recording focuses on the original compositions of pianist and composer Michel Petrucciani. Christian Jacob\'s wonderful arrangements and new take on these compositions is a reminder of why there is always a need to expand our musical boundaries beyond the jazz standards we are already familiar with.

Petrucciani\'s music is the perfect vehicle for this trio. You will appreciate the level of communication and musicianship in this trio. Michel\'s compositions, although very challenging, allow the trio to really stretch musically, and that musical interplay and desire to serve the essence of these songs is what makes these beautiful compositions accessible and fun. The audience will hear how much fun the trio is having in the studio, but they will also hear the reverence that is shared for this great music, even if the songs are unfamiliar to them.

When you listen to this CD, you\'ll hear a collective approach. The goal is that all of the elements of this recording- the compositions, the interpretations, and the individual performances- will combine to create a more powerful impact than any one individual element. This is where Christian Jacob excels. He is as strong as any solo voice out there and yet his playing inside the trio is no less astounding. As on their previous critically acclaimed CD “Styne & Mine”, pianist Christian Jacob, bassist Trey Henry and drummer Ray Brinker, demonstrate a collective brilliance that has to be experienced.



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Helen Inglis

Absolutely delicious!
A must have addition to anyone's collection. Brilliant arranging and superb musicianship all around. Joyful and full of delight on every cut. Get it!

Frank Weder

The best trio I've Heard
This CD is the best Trio I've ever heard.The mix is perfect and the choice of tunes and the musicianship couldn't be beter.

Nancy Leggett

Incredible sound and feeling
This CD showcases all the things that make Christian Jacob and his trio such a joy to listen to. The clarity of each sound, and the amazing blending of those sounds, make this a magical experience.


upbeat, lively, happy.
Happy tempos and crisp sounds blending perfectly.

Gil Lester

Christian continues to raise the standard on each new release!
The quality of the recording is excellent. Being a musician I appreciate the extra effort that it takes to record with this quality. The trio reflects what a group can sound like when you have played together as long as they have. It is a comodity these days. I really hope the trio keeps recording, not many playing at this level these days!

juerg sommer

Chapeau !!!
Beautiful interaction-jazz with a great trio. Quelle surprise !

John Foster

Superb talent and artistry
Christian and his band mates are some of the best musicians in the business today. This CD will enthrall you with the profound mastery of the jazz-trio genre. There is not a closer score to perfection I could give the incredible musicianship I experienced in this album.