Across The Sea
Label: Jando Music/ Via Veneto Jazz
1. Circles Of The Mind (Chiara Izzi) 2. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Frederick Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner) 3. James (Pat Metheny - Kevin Hays) 4. Secret O' Life (James Taylor) 5. Two For The Road (Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse) 6. Across The Sea (Chiara Izzi) 7. Viaggio Elegiaco (Kevin Hays - Chiara Izzi) 8. Verso Il Mare (Rosario Bonaccorso - Chiara Izzi) 9. Tierna Nardis (Miles Davis - Yanina Lombardi) 10. With You I'm Born Again (Carol Connor - David Shire)
Italian label Jando Music, in collaboration with Via Veneto Jazz is proud to announce the February 22nd release of Across the Sea, the new collaborative album from award winning singer-songwriter Chiara Izzi and internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Kevin Hays. Across the Sea is brought to fruition by bassist and French hornist Rob Jost and drummer Greg Joseph, in the company of very special guests, Chris Potter on saxophone, Grégoire Maret on harmonica, Omer Avital on oud, Nir Felder on guitar and Rogério Boccato on percussion. A work of ingenuity, imagination and passion, Across the Sea is a visionary journey between jazz and pop, America and Italy, dream and lyricism. The multi-lingual, pan-stylistic 10-tune recital comprises well-wrought original pieces and lyrics by each protagonist and highly personalized interpretations of songs from composers and songwriters who both artists love and admire. Across the Sea displays an alluring serendipity between the Italian singer and composer Chiara Izzi and the American pianist Kevin Hays. Hays recognizes Izzi’s sense of sincerity and honesty – “She has an inner strength that I think is rare.” Delivering a vocal that carries a warm, Mediterranean quality, Izzi acknowledges that Kevin’s playing brings out her best assets as a storyteller, singer, musician, and human being. The pair’s compelling predominance of melody, osmosis between vocals and keyboards and the amazing confluence of their singing voices, is eminent on this new album. The French horn in the emblematic “Two for the Road”, the ancestral oud in the classic Davis/Lombardi tune “Tierna Nardis”, the punctual and decisive harmonica on Pat Metheny and Hays’ “James”, the caressing guitar in the Izzi-penned “Circles of the Mind” and the sinuous saxophone in the pair’s original “Viaggio Elegiaco”, are just a few examples of what this converging work has to offer. While each of the compositions of course, have form which the pair respects, the music resembles a live conversation with continuous inputs, which makes the dialogue more interesting, unpredictable and fresh every time.
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