Michel Petrucciani

Davide Trame’s comment on my Giuffre post made me search out my favourite Michel Petrucciani clip from YouTube (there are many others):

Michel was born in France of Italian parentage, and moved to America in the 1980’s. The most important thing to say about him is that he was a wonderful pianist, on any terms. He successfully overcame profound physical difficulties – he was born with the genetic disorder osteogenesis imperfecta. Although classically trained, he preferred playing jazz, and he worked with many of the world’s top musicians throughout his career.

Sadly, as with most people with his condition, he died young from pulmonary complications. He is buried at Pêre Lachaise in Paris. I’ll be there in September.


About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener
This entry was posted in jazz, Michel Petrucciani, osteogenesis imperfecta. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s