Improvision Released in France

Improvision Double CD is now released by Universal Jazz France. Amazon France has the title available now: http://www.amazon.fr/Improvision-Peiffer-Bernard/dp/B007JNN1RU Sunnyside records will be the sole US/NA distributor for this release. Expected US release date is September 2012. Amazon Fr review: More than 35 years after his death, the work of Bernard Peiffer is probably one of the most misunderstood of modern jazz. With extraordinary talent, Peiffer never stopped to change his art in search of a perfect fusion between classical music and jazz. An expression that applies to develop in concert as evidenced by the eight unreleased tracks presented in this reissue. Peiffer will demonstrate a mastery and unlimited imagination in interpretation of standards. The introduction of 6 minutes of Lullaby of Birdland and compositions completely unbridled, when it is not improvised pieces from start to finish (Perfect Storm). Registered upon his arrival on American soil in 1956, Bernie's Tune album sees the pianist surrounded by attendants leading (Oscar Pettiford, Joe Puma). An album as an introduction to the American public that will not leave indifferent critic Leonard Feather: "Bernard Peiffer is amazing. Art Tatum aside, I do not know of another virtuoso jazz pianist also." Unfortunately, the French pianist will have little opportunity to return to the studio. One can only regret listening to the very rare Modern Jazz for People Who Like Original Music, released on the label Laurie in 1960, his most personal album. Sans probably too far ahead of his time, Bernard Peiffer will have collected in his lifetime the recognition he deserves.

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