Some months before the Covid-19 outbreak, Gabriela Anders began tracking a new CD of piano/voice duets in studios scattered around NYC. With no idea what was coming, she happened to finish recording the album's three other musicians just as it hit.
Amidst the fear and uncertainty at the virus' epicenter, Gabriela continued recording, creating intimate portraits of struggle and redemption against the bizarre backdrop of the pandemic.
The project’s pianists, Jim Ridl, Jean-Michel Pilc and Jon Cowherd - radically different stylists from different corners of the jazz world - offer their unique sensibilities to Gabriela’s voice and music. The results, unified by some of the strongest, most imaginative singing and orchestration of Gabriela’s career, elevate the record far beyond the predictability of the commonplace duo aesthetic.
“The Ring” is fun and beautiful, surprising and moving, a one-of-a-kind breakout statement from a unique artist's take on what it means to be a jazz singer.
released August 24, 2020
Photo by Aric Thompson
Pianists: Jim Ridl, Jean Michel Pilc and Jon Cowherd
Mixed by Fernando Martinez