One of the most prolific artists in the RareNoise roster, Jamie Saft has appeared on recordings by such groups as Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, Red Hill, The Spanish Donkey and Berserk! As well as on collaborations with Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte (New Standard / Loneliness Road, which also featured Iggy Pop, Bill Brovold (Serenity Knolls), Roswell Rudd (Strength & Power) and his own New Zion album (Sunshine Seas). And yet, over all those sessions he has never recorded a solo piano album. Solo A Genova is Saft's highly emotive take on jazz standards and other uniquely American compositions. Recorded at the beautiful Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Italy in an acoustically marvellous space, Solo A Genova showcases Saft on a 9-foot Steinway Model D piano in the service of a number beguiling piano arrangements of tunes by Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, John Coltrane, ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Charles Ives, Miles Davis and Bill Evans.
1.1 The Makings of You (Curtis Mayfield) 1.2 Human / Gates (Jimmy Jam / Terry Lewis / Jamie Saft) 1.3 Naima (John Coltrane) 1.4 Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top) 1.5 Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder) 1.6 Po'boy (Bob Dylan) 2.1 The New Standard / Pinkus (Jamie Saft) 2.2 Blue Motel Room (Joni Mitchell) 2.3 The Housatonic at Stockbridge (Charles Ives) 2.4 Blue in Green (Miles Davis / Bill Evans) 2.5 Restless Farewell (Bob Dylan)