Gabriela Anders‘ new solo project, “Cool Again”, beautifully displays the significant gifts as singer, vocal orchestrator, songwriter and bandleader she has steadily developed through her previous releases: “Wanting”, “Eclectica”, “Latina”, “Last Tango in Rio” and “Bossa Beleza”.
The mix of original and cover songs on “Cool Again” finds Gabriela at her best. The soulful funk of the original title track is a classic example. Its message of empowerment can be considered a core theme in Gabriela’s lyrics and a source of her resonating appeal as a performer, entertainer and artist.
Her love and familiarity with Brazil’s music, her appreciation for the American songbook, her skill as a singer/songwriter and her moving, intimate way with a ballad are all wonderfully present in “Corcovado”, “You Were Meant for Me”, “Pearls and Gold”, “Crave” and the Italian classic, “Sto Male”.
Gabriela assembled a fantastic band for this recording: Wayne Krantz, Anthony Jackson, Cliff Almond, Jim Ridl, Rogerio Bocatto, John Benitez and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. As most of the tracks were cut live in the studio, Gabriela’s singular and remarkably interactive musical nature is strikingly evident here.
“Cool Again” is a gift from one of the most accomplished and appealing contemporary vocalists creating today.
Gabriela Anders Came to New York City from Buenos Aires, Argentina, when she was 19. She immediately began doing session work as a singer and went on to become a first call singer in New York, Miami and Los Angeles for many record dates, commercials and films. Her debut album on Warner Jazz, “Wanting”, comprised of all original material, earned great success and critical praise. Her legendary performance with George Duke at the Montreux Jazz Festival brought international attention and was been followed by concert performances in Europe and Asia.
Gabriela has two current tracks in release: “Bossa Disney Best”, Disney Records/Japan, and “All Of Us”, Talib Kweli, Blacksmith/Warner Brothers.
East Village Joint
Place: Michiko Rehearsal Studios | 2nd Floor Location: 149 W 46th St, NYC Who: Gabriela Anders & Jim Ridl When: Saturday, April 25th 8:30-10PM Tickets info: Phone ( 212 ) 302-4011
Dear Friends, I will be singing with my trio this coming Friday February 6th at 7 PM at the 55 Bar. Jim Ridl on piano, Edward Perez on acoustic bass and Willard Dyson on drums. My new CD ‘Cool Again” will be available for the first time!! 55 Bar is on Christopher Street, NYC (corner […]
Amici, dear friends, amigos! Shows in November: Friday November 7th at 7 PM at the 55 Bar; I will be singing with my fabulous trio. Sunday November 16th at 10 PM at the 55 Bar; I will be singing with my all-star Latin jazz band. 55 Bar is on Christopher Street, NYC (corner of Christopher […]
Dear Friends, We’ll be playing Duke Ellington music with a super Latin twist this coming Wednesday October 22nd. Drums, percussion, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and voice. Bobby Sanabria will be playing with us! It will be a powerful thing. Place: The 55 Bar Location: 55 Christopher Street, NYC (Corner of Christopher and 7th Avenue South in the West Village) […]