What a wonderfully curious and receptive musician John Taylor is. An artist perpetually searching; through his piano playing he is able to give new life to all that passes through his hands.
And this time with a trio especially dear to him, with whom he had already published for CAM JAZZ the beautiful "Requiem For A Dreamer" (which also saw the participation of saxophonist Julian Argüelles). The focus falls on the music by Italian composer Carlo Rustichelli. A heartfelt tribute by Taylor to the music composed by Rustichelli for film and television signed by directors Nanni Loy and Pietro Germi.
"Giulia’s Thursdays" becomes a necessary passage on the contemporary scene in order to understand the evolution of the piano trio. Palle Danielsson on bass is powerful and melodic, a valuable reference within the themes written by the pianist with rare elegance given by drummer Martin France. A rapport of the three, whose common denominator is recognizable in the melody. The lyricism of the instruments reaches unparalleled peaks, and the sensitivity of Taylor returns to us the precious lyrical soundtracks like those of Divorce Italian Style, The Thief of Bagdad or Giulia’s Thursdays.
Recorded and mixed in Ludwigsburg on 20, 21, 22 October 2006 at Bauer Studios Recording & mixing engineer Johannes Wohlleben
Cover photo by Andrea Boccalini
Liner notes by Federico Scoppio