The album, recorded by the Teatro Comunale of Gubbio, holds full faith to the header with a series of intense sound portraits deeply linked to mood and Mediterranean influences. Themes are poignant, touching and delicate atmosphere, to be approached with serenity, lulled and excite. The magical relationship that has existed between the Roman pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the small label Perugia EGEA allowed the artist to add another valuable element to its already long list of merits. The relationship between Pieranunzi and EGEA not deny the matrix jazz pianist but strengthens it by adding to the foundation jazz popular mood, Mediterranean, simple but very deep Pieranunzi has evidently inherent in his own mind as a musician.
Gabriele Coen’s second project for Tzadik explores the nexus of Jewish music and jazz through the work of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Shelly Manne, Terry Gibbs, Herbie Mann, Mickey Katz and more. Tapping into modern Yiddish swing, Coen’s exciting arrangements and fabulous band has created a true melting pot music, bringing together a variety of jazz styles in this beautiful and lyrical collection.
In 2001 Mirabassi joined Rabih Abou-Khalil's group and soon became its foremost soloist who regularly brings the audience into a boiling state. While Rabih's music has an Arabic color, Gabriele's is deeply rooted in the folk music of his native Italy which he presents with great emotional power. Accordionist Luciano Biondini, who has also worked with such as Tony Scott and Enrico Rava, and tuba player Michel Godard, the most versatile exponent of his instrument worldwide, have been working with Mirabassi for quite a while - formerly as a quartet with additional drums or mandolin. All three of them are currently members in Rabih Abou-Khalil's band.