Eric LEGNINI first made his mark in the mid-1990s as the young, discreet but highly talented pianist of the Stefano Di Battista quartet. His open, generous style springs directly from the dark heart of jazz : rich phrasing, refined and sensual, always marrying itself effortlessly to the melody and the vocal. An exceptional talent for swing, grounded in a rigor and sobriety in his rythmic placing worthy of the great masters of the hard bop. Eric Legnini also performed with many of the most important jazzmen : Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Manu Katché, Henri Salvador, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Yusef Lateef, Kyle Eastwood, Raul Midon, Dianne Reeves, Milton Nascimento…. He released 12 albums as leader, and is today one of the major figures of the European Jazz world, as well as being one of the most eclectic and prolific artist on the Paris music scene.