Brazil and Argentina are rivals in soccer and basketball. And the people speak different languages: Portuguese and Spanish. However, there's one remarkable young singer who defies cross-border feuds. Gabriela Anders was born in Argentina, has embraced the music of Brazil and resides in the United States. Her multi-nationalism is reflected in her music. This is brought to light with Last Tango in Rio , the long-awaited North American follow-up to Wanting. Born into a family of musicians, Anders listened closely to her father, jazz saxophonist Jorge Anders, who appears on the new album. She also studied classical guitar ...read more
Hip and light, Last Tango in Rio features Gabriela Anders' whispered vocals in a swinging, contemporary affair. She multi-tracks her vocal selections to achieve a plurality in the spotlight, as her ensemble provides smooth sounds that recall the shoreline of her native Argentina.
Drifting smooth jazz and oceanfront scenes go together like cookies and milk. Anders puts the two into her package smartly, with an appeal toward what makes us relax. Her session would mellow even the most tension-filled company boardroom meeting.
Singing with a coy, distant attitude and a comfortable ease, Anders interprets these lyrics ...read more