After more than 30 concerts and many excellent reviews of their first trio albums - "Tales From The Unexpected" and "European Trio" - Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and Dutch double bassist Jasper Somsen recorded their third trio album with the drummer Catalan Jorge Rossy. This new album is a beautiful and refreshing collaboration featuring these three masters as both artists and composers. Three different lives, characters and contexts come together in “Common View”.
Dream jazz. Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, Dutch double bassist Jasper Somsen and Catalan drummer Jorge Rossy have long perfected their art. They have a vision, the missing ingredient in many jazz albums, and they bring it to the fore in the impressionism of Common View produced by Somsen.
Pieranunzi has one of the most lush sounds imaginable, in other words, his piano playing sings and that is why he has become one of the great European pianists. Rossy knows the art of the piano trio from his work with Brad Mehldau and his presence on any record, especially in the context of the classical piano trio, is very significant.
Somsen is reminiscent of bassist Christian Spering, in other words, his expertise lies in tonal purity and fullness of sound. He caresses the sound as if it is traveling in the inner consciousness of the imagination.
Their songs are much more than “tunes” here: Falling From The Sky, Silk Threads, Sofá, Turn In The Path, Love Waiting Endlessly, Perspectives, Instant Reveal I, Who Knows About Tomorrow, Instant Reveal II, Recuerdo.
World-class "pianism" and the art of the trio. It has been a long time since we saw something of this caliber. A magnificent record.