[ Rattle Records / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 27 November 2020
Oud and trumpet are two of my favourite instruments. A piano trio with these instruments is unusual, but I wanted to explore the beautiful textures, tonalities and emotional resonances that this combination of instruments offers. And of course, Andreas Polyzogopoulos (trumpet) and Kyriakos Tapakis (oud) are fabulous musicians and a joy to work with.
Despite what's happening to our world at present, people need music. They need art. It's not a luxury. It's essential for our psychology, for maintaining health and balance - mentality, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and even politically. The music on this album is an expression of love, hope and compassion, a plea for understanding, kindness, and the need to respect and embrace our common connectedness. - Tania Giannouli, Nov 2020
In Fading Light