Audio Samples of "Contradictions" (A look at the music of Michel Petrucciani) by The Christian Jacob Trio
Contradictions 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.
"When Petrucciani died at 36 in 1999, the French critic Francis Marmande wrote, “If the death of a musician touches us in a special way, it is because they take their secrets with them.” With Contradictions, Christian Jacob has performed the valuable service of revealing that Michel Petrucciani left some of his secrets behind. " ~ Thomas Conrad (Jazz Times)