“And then there was you” (from Francesco’s Improfives album ) has been the first Francesco’s composition that Italian jazz singer Michela Lombardi heard. The two met in 2012 ( during the guitarist’s touring of the SONGS FOR DUKE album ) and for some time talked about a collaboration in between London and Tuscany in Italy, looking for possible material, first in the american songbook and then in the Italian traditional song form. In the end they decided to write original material and Michela wrote lyrics for Francesco’s music starting from this very first song. As a gift to all fans and supporters they decided to sport a series of Sundays appointments when, track after track, will present from the 19th of July until the 13th of September all the 9 tracks of this album via youtube video and release the CD “From distant shores” in mid September in conjunction with live concerts……enjoy and share