Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Gospel, jazz, soul and blues form the musical background of NYC-born, Milan resident singer Joyce Yuille. Extremely influenced by diverse styles of music, her admiration for divas such as Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, Etta James, Carmen McCrae, Ella Fitzgerald and her all time favorite, Phyllis Hyman, have influenced her to create a personal style respectfully appreciated and admired by her audience. Welcome To My World presents a remarkable union between one of Milan's more sophisticated and appreciated voices amongst the Italian public and Finland's most celebrated saxophonist, Timo Lassy.
Personnel: Joyce Elaine Yuille (background vocals); Bruno Tripoli, Larisa Aliman, Gianmaria Bellisario, Alyona Afonchkina, Simona Cazzulari, Marta Nahon (violin); Nicola Curioni, Eugenio Silvestri (viola); Luigi Gatti, Francesca Ruffilli (cello); Silvia Catasta (flute, piccolo); Alfonso Deidda (flute, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Germano Zenga, Timo Lassy (tenor saxophone); Marco Brioschi (trumpet); George Kontrafouris (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Luca Gusella (vibraphone); Ville Pynssi (drums); Abdissa Assefa (percussion); Julia St. Louis, Wendell Simpkins (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Davide Rosa; Francesco Borrelli.
Recording information: Blue Spirit Recording Studio, Milan, Italy.
Photographer: Roberto Prosdocimo.
Arrangers: Luca Mannutza; Giovanni Guerretti; Luciano Cantone.