"The Mystery of Love" is a 10 song collection of flirtatious, sophisticated, tongue-in-cheek novelty love songs with a vintage club, gypsy jazz, cabaret- circus vibe. Julie Wilde is a born romantic. Her great-great grandmother was a renowned stage singer in London, and her great-great grandfather who was kidnapped as a child and brought to the US, spent his life as a roving gypsy sign and landscape painter and violin maker. His son was a producer of vaudeville shows and Julie’s father, true to his lineage, was a passionate, if untrained singer and dancer! Her mother was a more practical minded piano teacher who ensured Julie's proper musical education…
A big band, gypsy jazz rendez-vous of original music, featuring international singers and instrumentalists, in a theatrical and sexy cabaret format. The music of Julie Rose Wilde, arranged for big band by William Austin. Feat. Connie Evingson, Bireli Lagrene, Didier Lockwood, Jeff Hamilton, Ron Meza Big Band, Annie Sellick, etc.
Laurent de Wilde (born in Washington, D.C. in 1960) is a French jazz pianist, composer and writer. In 1987, he recorded the first of a series of four albums for Ida Records Off the Boat with Eddie Henderson, Ralph Moore, backed by Ira Coleman on bass and Billy Hart on drums. In 1989, Odd and Blue was released with Coleman and Jack DeJohnette (drums), followed in 1990 by Colors of Manhattan, with Coleman, Henderson and Lewis Nash. De Wilde then returned to Paris to settle but came back to New York in 1992 to record a trio album, Open Changes, with Coleman and Billy Drummond (drums). The success of this record in 1993 earned him the Django Reinhardt Prize, awarded to the best musician of the year. He now shares his time between Paris and his career in New York as a leader or sideman with Barney Wilen, Aldo Romano and André Ceccarelli.
After his electronic experiences, De Wilde comes back with his trio and acoustic jazz lovers are delighted. The album contains outstanding guest star appearances such as Laurent Robin (Michel Jonasz, Michel Potal), Darryl Hall (Hank Jones, Elizabeth Kontomanou) among others.A very good album where a variety of styles (groove, blues, reggae, swing, free) find in the performance of this trio a unite and compact sonority. A genuine trio of a modern jazz that is open to the world and curious of everything around.