Artists' and musicians' alike in one way or another, develop the idea of re-inventing themselves at a certain period of their careers to avoid the possible drying up of their inspirational source. This re-invention generally takes the shape of a new expression of their artistic selves . This CD has created for me this new expression, evading the drought of my musical source and has placed me in a more open and creative position to perform my music. Of course, this would not have happened without the musical help of both Kevin and Dave who have in their respective ways extended my musical horizons.
Some of the titles on the CD are self-explanatory: Algiers la Blanche' a strange and wonderful city. Air-flight' speaks for itself. D42 the name of the room which became my entire world as my former self as a secondary teacher. Other titles are personal choices One for Annie, others are by famous musicians who have become part of my musical life as well as close friends. I would like to dedicate this album to my family Annie, Maud,Hugo,Chris, Scott, Thomas and Lara.
Recorded at The Ventry Studios, Balbriggan on the 10th of May 2013.
Engineered & Mixed by Dave Mc'Cune
Mastered by Thomas Schmidt at Thon Studios Munich,Germany
Produced by Tommy Halferty, Kevin Brady & Dave Redmond
Excellent musicianship all add up to a fine lesson in the art of the jazz guitar trio
Veteran Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty has played in numerous settings over the past four decades, from duos with Stephane Grappelli, John Abercrombie and John Etheridge to small ensemble forays with the likes of George Mraz, Lee Konitz and Benny Golson. Perhaps it's in a trio format, however, where Halferty feels most at home, crafting notable collaborations with John Wadham and Ronan Guilfoyle in the early 1980s, with Guilfoyle and Keith Copeland in the 1990s and with Jean Philippe and Christophe Lavergne for the past twenty five years. Here, Halferty's latest trio incarnation pits him with two of Dublin's best in Kevin Brady and Dave Redmond on a highly enjoyable set that balances power and nuance, freedom and form.