The US-American jazz pianist of Russian origin is known for her poetic piano jazz albums. She was inspired to write “Romance of the Moon” by 13 poems by the Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936). Together with Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, guitarist Riccardo Bertuzzi, double bassist Luca Bulgarelli and drummer Stefano Bagnolli, she creates deeply moving jazz landscapes with lyrical flair in front of a moonlit Spanish city. Be sure to listen to the nine-minute title track “Romance Of The Moon” with its wistful, melancholy atmosphere.

Bernd Lorcher for inMusic Nr. 122