Michel Petrucciani

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French Jazz pianist, born December 28, 1962 in Orange, France, died January 6, 1999 in New York City, New York, USA.
Brother to Louis Petrucciani (bass) and Philippe Petrucciani (guitar).
Son of Antoine Petrucciani (guitar)
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BGW 3105 Michel Petrucciani - Flash album art Michel Petrucciani, Mike Zwerin, Louis Petrucciani, Aldo Romano Michel Petrucciani, Mike Zwerin, Louis Petrucciani, Aldo Romano - Flash (Album) Bingow Records BGW 3105 France 1980 Sell This Version
OR 305, OWL 025 Michel Petrucciani - Michel Petrucciani album art Michel Petrucciani Michel Petrucciani (Album) Owl Records (4), Owl Records (4) OR 305, OWL 025 France 1981 Sell This Version
K 728 Michel Petrucciani - Toot Sweet album art Lee Konitz, Michel Petrucciani Lee Konitz, Michel Petrucciani - Toot Sweet (Album) Owl Records (4) K 728 France 1982 Sell This Version
K732 Michel Petrucciani - Oracle's Destiny - Big Sur * California album art Michel Petrucciani Oracle's Destiny - Big Sur * California (Album) Owl Records (4) K732 France 1983 Sell This Version
GW-3001 Michel Petrucciani - 100 Hearts album art Michel Petrucciani 100 Hearts (Album) The George Wein Collection GW-3001 US 1984 Sell This Version
R2 79236 Michel Petrucciani - Note 'n Notes album art Michel Petrucciani Note 'n Notes (Album) Owl Records (4) R2 79236 US 1983 Sell This Version
R2 79244 Michel Petrucciani - Cold Blues album art Michel Petrucciani / Ron McClure Michel Petrucciani / Ron McClure - Cold Blues (Album) Owl Records (4) R2 79244 US 1985 Sell This Version
BTC 85133 Michel Petrucciani - Power Of Three album art Michel Petrucciani Power Of Three (Album) Blue Note BTC 85133 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
26419 Michel Petrucciani - Michel Plays Petrucciani album art Michel Petrucciani Michel Plays Petrucciani (Album) Blue Note 26419 Venezuela 1988 Sell This Version
B1-92563 Michel Petrucciani - Music album art Michel Petrucciani Music (Album) Blue Note B1-92563 US 1989 Sell This Version
B4-95480 Michel Petrucciani - Playground album art Michel Petrucciani Playground (Album) Blue Note B4-95480 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
R2 79249 Michel Petrucciani - Date With Time album art Michel Petrucciani Date With Time (Album) Owl Records (4) R2 79249 US 1991 Sell This Version
TOCJ-5689 Michel Petrucciani - One Night With Blue Note, Volume 4 album art Stanley JordanCharles LloydMichel PetruccianiCecil McBeeJack DeJohnette Stanley JordanCharles LloydMichel PetruccianiCecil McBeeJack DeJohnette - One Night With Blue Note, Volume 4 (Album) Blue Note TOCJ-5689 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
B4-80590 Michel Petrucciani - Promenade With Duke album art Michel Petrucciani Promenade With Duke (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note B4-80590 US 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 80589 2 2 Michel Petrucciani - Live album art Michel Petrucciani Live (Album) Blue Note 0777 7 80589 2 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
FDM 36564-2 Michel Petrucciani - Marvellous album art Michel Petrucciani Marvellous (Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36564-2 France 1994 Sell This Version
CD 34980 Michel Petrucciani - Jazz & dintorni album art Michel Petrucciani Jazz & dintorni(CD) Disques Dreyfus CD 34980 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
FDM 36570-2 Michel Petrucciani - Au Théâtre Des Champs-Elysées album art Michel Petrucciani Au Théâtre Des Champs-Elysées (Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36570-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
FDM 36573-2 Michel Petrucciani - Conférence De Presse Vol. 2 album art Eddy Louiss & Michel Petrucciani Eddy Louiss & Michel Petrucciani - Conférence De Presse Vol. 2(CD, Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36573-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
FDM 36 580-2 Michel Petrucciani - Flamingo album art Stéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz Stéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz - Flamingo (Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36 580-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
FDM 36590-2 Michel Petrucciani - Both Worlds album art Michel Petrucciani Both Worlds (Album) Disques Dreyfus FDM 36590-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
FDM 36597-2 Michel Petrucciani - Live  album art Michel Petrucciani Live (Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36597-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
FDM 36602-2 Michel Petrucciani - Quartet album art Steve Grossman With Michel Petrucciani Steve Grossman With Michel Petrucciani - Quartet (Album) Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36602-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
VACR-2041, FDM 36607-2 Michel Petrucciani Concerts Inedits Dreyfus Jazz, Dreyfus Jazz VACR-2041, FDM 36607-2 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
VACR-2039 Michel Petrucciani - Trio In Tokyo album art Michel Petrucciani / Steve Gadd / Anthony Jackson Michel Petrucciani / Steve Gadd / Anthony Jackson - Trio In Tokyo (Album) Dreyfus Jazz VACR-2039 Japan 1999 Sell This Version

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AceBeaty

AceBeaty

February 20, 2013
Petrucciani gave his first professional concert at the age of 13. At this point of his life, he was still quite fragile and had to be carried to and from the piano. His size meant that he required aids to reach the piano's pedals, but his hands were average in length. This had its advantages, however. At the beginning of his career, Petrucciani's manager would often smuggle him into hotel rooms in a suitcase in a bid to save money.

Petrucciani felt he needed to travel to Paris to begin his musical career, but he found it difficult to leave home. His father was protective, constantly concerned for his son’s wellbeing and reluctant to put him in any danger. Petrucciani’s drummer Aldo Romano said of Michel's father: “[He] was an idiot. He didn’t trust anybody. He wanted to keep Petrucciani as a partner, to play music with. He was very jealous. So I had to fight to take him to Paris, because his father didn’t want me to, because he wanted to keep him, like you would cage a monster.

Source: Keys To the Kingdom by David Hajdu

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