“A wonderful album for lovers of classic, melodic jazz.”
“With its sensitive, introspective melodies and flowing solos, this album of modern jazz is magical and luminous.”
“Interesting compositions and improvisations make listening to this music a great pleasure.”
“Symphonic poems for a jazz trio. A delicate aesthetic and full of beauty that does not hide, however, an inner tension.”
“Characterized by flowing solos… the trio’s interpretation of European modern jazz is understated, fluent, and woven like a tapestry.”
“There But For the Grace of God carries a poignant, lyrical expression that combines a celebration of melodic richness with urgency.”
“The song is gentle, delicate, creating a mood of tranquility and even resignation (…) The album gains in emotionality, intimacy and sensitivity (…) a trio in perfect harmony.”
“The group demonstrates – besides the quality of the melodies, the articulation and the particularly well-balanced exchange between the three members – they have grasped what the (well-worn) trio formula means and allows us to express.”
“A collection of songs that benefit from the power of simplicity and delicate interplay and invites comparisons with the diverse likes of Ethan Iverson and Steely Dan.”
“Pianist Harald Walkate is a master at creating cinematic music around a theme… the execution is top-notch.”
After the Hours, the Minutes is the fourth album of my group The New York Second, this time playing in a trio setting: with Max Sergeant on drums and Lorenzo Buffa on double bass.
Featuring 11 original compositions of mine, and through the interplay of three musicians, the album aims to explore how we experience the passage of time.
The new material was tried out in the South of France in the summer of 2022 and recorded at the Exalto studios in the Netherlands in December of that year.
The full album is now out on streaming platforms:
Recording the track Professor Nelson Strikes Again at Exalto.