Philippe Petrucciani: Este Mundo
Label: Jazz Village
A rhythmic genius, clever composer of melodies and member of an illustrious musical dynasty, jazz guitarist Philippe Petrucciani (who often wrote for his brother Michel), is the personification of a poetic kind of swing that stems from a multitude of sources. The tracks on Este Mundo evoke the atmosphere of Wes Montgomery, South America and standards written by the Gershwin brothers, Thelonious Monk and even French chanson. Several tracks on the disc feature the seductive voice of Nathalie Blanc, a regular collaborator with Petrucciani.