Eddy Louiss and Michel Petrucciani: Summertime




Eddy Louiss (organ) and Michel Petrucciani (piano)


Conférence de Presse Vol. 2 (Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36576-2)

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Eddy Louiss (organ), Michel Petrucciani (piano).

Composed by George Gershwin & DuBose Heyward


Recorded: Paris, 1994


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Organ and piano duets are infrequent in jazz. But when it comes to musicians like Louiss and Petrucciani, the choice of the instrument is less relevant than the pleasure of the dialogue, and music flows so naturally from their fingers that it can almost be frightening. This is especially obvious on "Summertime," which has been played by almost everybody. Louiss's and Petrucciani's freshness and lack of over-sophistication return the song to its roots as a vehicle for improvisation. Moreover, in their hands these instruments make a gorgeous blend. Dialogue, pleasure, gorgeous blend … these musicians wouldn't be French, by any chance?

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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