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Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani

1962 - 1999

Origin: France

Main instrument: Piano

Genre: Jazz

Pianist Michel Petrucciani rose to fame at a very early age. A gifted musician, the diminutive Frenchman perfected his tremendous technical maestria over the course of several years of hard work. This spirited human being developed into a powerful keyboardist despite the congenital bone disease which affected his growth. His frenzied touch, displaying perfect clarity and precision, reminded one of Oscar Peterson, but Petrucciani's lyricism and great sensitivity also pointed towards Bill Evans. Ultimately, he would evolve his own fluid and inventive posthop style.


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