This album is an exceptional adventure for me. Above all, I want to thank Mister Jan Bang for being the driving force and for making me stick to the vision. Thank you Jan for the time, passion, cutting-edge ideas and artistry you put in the project, throughout the entire process. Thanks for taking me to places I wouldn’t have gone to otherwise. Thanks to Roberto Lioli for supporting me from the very beginning, for introducing me to Jan, for his patience, understanding and for bringing me back to reality when needed. Thanks to Vittorio Bartoli for making this happen, to Francesca Scarinci for her never-ending help and advice on all levels, to Beko, Francesco and Enrico for the beautiful energy during the recording sessions, to Barbara for being with us. Thanks to all the amazing musicians involved! Every single one of you brought something unique to the music. Thanks to Eivind Aarset, whom I was honored to have onboard! Thanks to Monica Germino for being my precious irreplaceable editor once again. And last but not at all least, thanks to my wonderful family: Cristiano, Agata, Franca, Paolo, Roberto, Livia, Ronaldo, Enea, Simplicio, Ulisse e Pippo. I dedicate this to my friend and colleague Sanne Van Hek. Just so you know, Sannety, I find it unfair that I won’t be able to play you this record and hear your sharp comments on it. Love you.
Cristina Zavalloni Bologna, 23/9/2020.