Wikipedia : This day (January 6, 1999), in New York City, died Michel Petrucciani, a French jazz pianist.
@allmusic : Originally greatly influenced by Bill Evans and to a lesser extent Keith Jarrett, Petrucciani developed his own individual voice. He started by playing in the family band with his guitarist father and bassist brother.
Jazz Professional : On January 6th, 1999, Michel Petrucciani passed away in Manhattan at the age of 36, from a pulmonary infection. At the time of his death Dreyfus Records were readying a release documenting Michel’s 1997 solo tour of Europe.
@last.fm : He moved to the US in 1982. In the US he is credited with leading Charles Lloyd to resume playing actively and in 1986 he did an album with Wayne Shorter.
Audio : September Second . Looking Up . Brazillian Suite . Home . Caravan . Besame Mucho . In A Sentimental Mood . She Did It Again . La Champagne . Our Tune .
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