This review is from: Conversation (MP3 Download)
Listening to this album you hear where Michel Petrucciani got some of his talent from; his father. He is a fine Jazz guitarist and pairing him with his son was an inspired idea. Sparks fly, from the opening swinging version of Summertime to the pulsating version of Charlie Parker's Billies Bounce, where Michel's flowing lines in both the right and left hand are best demonstrated.
I never tire of listening to Michel Petrucciani. For me he is right up there with the Jazz Piano greats. Taking some elements of Bill Evans playing (the foundation of modern Jazz Piano), adding a bit of blues and some unique playing elements of his own and you have a special talent. He was also a writer of some 70 or so Jazz compositions, which aren't represented on this album.
Sadly of course he died in 1999, but has left us with many great albums. This is another one.