Challenge, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Pieranunzi is Italy’s top jazz pianist and his trio with Marc Johnson (b) and Joey Baron (d) is ready to challenge the best piano trios anywhere. This is mostly new music written by Enrico and the band with a few by E. Morricone. It was recorded live in Japan during a 2004 tour. Baron explodes on “Impronippo” followed by a cool solos from Johnson and Pieranunzi. This pattern continues throughout CD1 with CD2 being predominantly more relaxed. We are convinced these guys are for real!