|The real reason for this Cd is that, almost by chance and in a hurry, as well, I was in my friend Roberto Vigo's studio to record one song only, Perdado by Tito Fontana, bo be included in a memorial concert that takes place every year, around the date of his premature passing, celebrating our dear Tito.
Unfortunately when his daughter Cinzia called me to inform me of the exact date I was already unavailable, but I had the idea to record one tune to then be played in the theatre, almost as I could actually be there on that evenening.
As soon as I arrived at the studio I immediately felt a particular affinity for the piano, a magnificent Yamaha C7, and I started recording. A few minutes went by and I had the take I wanted. It was done. I only had to get the Cd with Tito's song and send it to Cinzia, but something kept me at the piano. I played freely everything that was going through my head for a good half hour, slowly realizing that I could have a whole solo piano Cd.
A couple of weeks later I went back to record other pieces, standards and original compositions, some of them born right there in the studio, thanks to that superpiano, Roberto's mastery of sounds and the relaxed atmosphere. And the absolute absence of pressure.
That's how it went. This cd represents what I am today. It represents my moments of joy and introspection, from the need to play something of mine, personal, to the pleasure of rereading a beautiful melody from the "Great American Songbook".
That's what the word jazz means to me. Freedom.