Danish jazz singer Clara Vuust presents, together with two great Italian jazz musicians Francesco Cali and Nico Gori, a new album that bleds Nordic lyricism and South-European passion. The album contains a variety of different songs, from jazz evergreens such as "Time after Time" and Charlie Chaplin's "Smile", to French ballads and Brazilian bossa nova. The album also features new compositions influenced by the melancholic tone of Sicilian folk muisc. Although the songs are sung in different languages and represent different cultures, they revolve around the same theme: "The songs tell us about something universal: Love. How we find it, and how we feel when we lose it again. These songs will continue to touch us" says Vuust.
The title of the album "HERE'S TO LOVE" is also a line in the song Here's to life, which Francesco Calì and I recorded in duo. I first heard this song some years ago with the fantastic Shirley Horn and since then it's been one of my favorite standards - a tribute to life and to love.