Eddy Louiss & Michel Petrucciani: Caraibes
Conférence de Presse Vol. 2 (Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36576-2)
Recorded: Paris, 1994
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
It begins as a little Caribbean melody played in unison by both instruments, and soon becomes a groovy blues with a churchy feel. Louiss and Petrucciani preach in turn with all their heart and soul, transporting the tune towards "When the Saints go Marchin' In" with such lack of sophistication that we fear both musicians are naïve. But really it's our ears that revert to the wonderments of childhood, as if being rocked in the cradle of jazz by sleights of hand from these two magicians of the keyboards.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num