“The Glow” is the inspiration, the divine entity an artist is in constant search of. The idea at the base is to create a collection of works that shows the formation of an artist in the process of self acknowledgment, and self acceptance, through the struggles that come by the confrontation with real life.
Each track, therefore, represents a moment of an artist's emotional journey in the controversial relationship with his art: love, devotion, fear, resignation, realization, enthusiasm, despair, joy, all in a space where boundaries between genres and/or between single individuals cease to exist, and the guiding principle is the flow of a spontaneous and fresh interaction.
05/25/2018 GIANNI BASSO AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FROM A YOUNG ITALIAN ARTIST
Featuring Domenico Sanna on piano and rhodes, Matteo Bortone on double bass, Francesco Ciniglio on drums, Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone and ewi, Logan Richardson, special guest on 4 of the tracks, on alto saxophone, Taglialatela combines original rhapsodies (Happiness, Silly Girl) to songs, which show traces of the influence of soul and gospel (Take Me Back, The Glow). She also reveals her ability as a lyricist on two tunes written by her bandmates, "Frantasy", by Francesco Ciniglio, and "There's That Smile", by Dayna Stephens, and on a Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece, “Nefertiti”, which is a double tribute to the composer and to the famous queen of the Egypt. Icing on the cake, the band performs two atypical arrangements of some Antonio Carlos Jobim’s classics, “Inutil Paisagem” and “Retrato Em Branco and Preto”. All improvisations are collective, and the roles intersect to the point that sometimes the voice becomes an instrument of accompaniment.