A voice, a piano, a double bass.It was the sound I had in mind forthis repertoire of songs and poems that Nature and its riches can inspire me,in order to create various atmospheres and a music that is both dense and aerial. All these pieces celebrate this Nature,its strength, its variety, but they also describe Man and his feelings through love songs.
Fluidity of phrasing, soft and tuneful doublebass, delicate voice, the result is ethereal, subtle, seductive.
(..) The magic kicks in. From the start we are captivated by the spellbinding sound, the delicacy of the piano voicings, how the singer gives in when she performs the love songs. The album is colored with melancholy and Paul Lay’s music has the grace of the clouds.
(..) In the end, the combination of these two projects is evidence of the pianist’s stature – he has proven to be a major performer and composer of his generation.