Enrico Pieranunzi trio

Album entitled Enrico Pieranunzi Trio feat. Massimo Urbani – Live at the Jazz Days ’84. The disc, released in 2004 by the YVP Records label, contains the November 2, 1984 concert of Enrico Pieranunzi’s trio, with guest Massimo Urbani, at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Enrico Pieranunzi: piano/Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass/Fabrizio Sferra: drums/M Massimo Urbani: alto saxophone

In 1984 Enrico Pieranunzi, invited by George Gruntz, artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival, performed at the Philharmonie in Berlin with the Space Jazz Trio along with, as a guest, saxophonist Massimo Urbani. While in the German capital, the pianist met German baron York Von Prittwitz, founder of the German label YVP Music.

The producer, who was interested in Pieranunzi’s musical proposal, decided to release the subsequent studio works of the trio lineup under his record label.

Note: The original version of the record, released by the German label Enja Records under the title “Autumn Song,” features only one song performed in quartet with Massimo Urbani, Miles Davis’ “Solar.” A second, “Will You Still Be Mine?”, is not included on the disc because of a problem due to a heightened resonance in the “Philharmonie” hall.

Twenty years after the Berlin performance, Enrico Pieranunzi and German producer York Von Prittwitz decided to pay tribute to the memory of Massimo Urbani by including the track on the CD version of the record work.

In the liner notes, Enrico Pieranunzi remembers the Roman saxophonist this way-“one of the greatest talents ever to appear on the international jazz scene … extraordinary and unforgettable companion, musician and friend.” the digital medium was shared by Enrico Pieranunzi

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