Recording in France with Michel Zenino (Bass) Stephane Foucher (drums) Jazz interactions of Irish traditional songs and songs of James Taylor
- Blue Impressions
- Ogham Dalkey Song
- Breathing The Air
- Irish Connection
Ethereal interplay between Irish jazz guitarist and Japanese contemporary pianist. Their uplifting and calming virtuosities together create the maelstrom of intuition for peace.
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.
Jard sur Mer, is a small seaside village 80kms north of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic Coast. With its pine forests, endless golden sands, fishing ports, its where Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty had a fortuitous encounter.
Drummer Keith Copeland has been on the fore front of New York scene for a long time playing with Hank Jones, the Heath Brothers, George Russell, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many others.
Breathing The Air
This fine trio – with Halferty on guitar, Ronan Guilfoyle on bass and Keith Copeland on drums – has recorded a string of albums under the drummers name. Now Halferty assumes the leader’s mantle but sticks with the approach that has made this trio so strong.
Ogham Dalkey Song
Tommy Halferty, one of Ireland's finest guitarists, leads three French musicians in a successful marriage of jazz and folk. Irish songs such as My Lagan Love, Raggle Taggle Gypsies and The Bold Fenian Men get a new lease of life, with arrangements by Michel Zenino.