Canadian pianist Mario Romano has an interesting history in jazz. An up-and-coming performer in the 1970s, he took a hiatus from the jazz scene when his Toronto construction business became a big success. In 2010, he returned to the scene with the release of the album, Valentina.
Playing with gusto and creativity, he seems not to have missed a beat over the years; still, at the keyboard, Romano owes a lot to seventies contemporaries including McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea.
With Valentina, Mario Romano has written a love letter to jazz, and has done so with genuine passion and poetic imagination.