"While in New York City during the spring
of 2004 I spent some time performing
Inspired by the rhythm, mood and
energy of the city, I started to add
some great jazz standards into my performances and this encouraged me
to record not only my own work called E.T.A. N.Y.C. but a whole CD of
Standards as well.
There is a direct connection between my
approach to both CDs, particularly in the
way the music has, in places, a very strong
rhythmic drive which suggests a layering of
other sounds alonside the piano."