|After the highly praised trio CD, Odyssey, the composer and bassist Barry Guy presents a new CD ITHACA with the same trio members, pianist Marilyn Crispell and percussionist Paul Lytton. For his new compositions, Barry Guy was inspired by modern architecture and painting. George Vaughan¹s painting Ithaca as well as the constructions of both architects Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind served as inspiration.
A music has emerged of a tense and lacerating beauty. Tonal painting contrasts with abstract reflection. Expressive moments stand next to elegant moods. Powerful improvisation goes up in lyrical intimacy.