Waiting for You

AU 3010CD AU 3010CD

Italian jazz pianist Mirko Signorile's listeners are used to his elegant, somehow minimalist expressiveness, to his recognizable pianism, and to his dancelike tunes, both winding or frenzied. His trio album Waiting for You is a mirror that reflects Signorile's current image, with classic jazz in the background, ranging from "Moon River" to "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." "After years of works based on original compositions, I just wanted to dive in the pure pleasure of playing," says Signorile. "Standards are this to me: a land I can feel at ease when wandering in." This feeling of enjoyable loosening appears in the first track, a lively rendition of "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" that immediately presents a musical conversation with Marco Bardoscia (double bass) and Fabio Accardi (drums) while walking in the past. A brilliant, passionate, swing-driven approach leads the trio's interpretations, as well as the original compositions (the persistent "In the Secret", the mellow "Waiting for You," and the amber-shaded "Wind of Sand") inspired by the golden years of jazz. The essential arrangements guarantee a more effective result, allowing the band members all the freedom they need to follow their own musical paths without restrictions. Starting from the laid-back title-track -- a tribute to the happiest sense of expectation, making it a dreamy moment of hope -- which also holds the melodic strength of the album. This is where the musicians' ability to tell their stories arises. They are both key element in Signorile's intentions, as he explains: "Marco Bardoscia and Fabio Accardi are two musicians I love for their open-minded approach while playing their instrument. I think they both have heart, emotion and cleverness. I knew I could achieve something fresh and surprising by having them in a mainstream project."