NEW SOLO ALBUM FOR SUNNYSIDE: "WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED?"- CD RELEASE: JAN-FEB 2015 WATCH TWO VIDEOS OF RECORDING BY INIGO GARAYO:
Solo piano has always played a central part in Jean-Michel's musical life. "What is this thing called?" is his third solo album, and his first Sunnyside release. The concept is not new, but it is pretty unique in jazz: a set of variations on a same theme, in this case Cole Porter's "What is this thing called love." Mostly improvised and covering all the wide range and spectrum of Jean-Michel's piano playing, from intimate lyricism to breathtaking virtuosity, these short pieces develop organically to tell a consistent and captivating story. As always with Jean-Michel, the listener is sent on a trip made of unexpected landscapes and powerful emotions.
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