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Gone Tree by Gabriela Martina

From the album

Album Title: Homage to Gramlis
Released: 2023


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About the Album

Bidding goodbye to a childhood home is often a difficult process, but for Swiss vocalist and composer Gabriela Martina the family homestead was far more than a place to live. It represented a centuries-old way of life that connected her family directly to the soil and community that surrounded the farmland. On her album "Homage to Grämlis" Martina creates a striking musical tapestry evoking a pastoral upbringing on her family’s dairy farm. The album’s 11 original compositions meld blues, gospel, pop, American Songbook craft, funk and Alpine roots music in a cauldron forged from Martina’s deep training as a jazz artist. "Homage to Grämlis" is an exquisite musical dedication by an artist with a cutting-edge cosmopolitan ethos. The vividly bittersweet song cycle captures her love of nature, family and the farm her parents maintained, but it’s also a far-ranging reflection on the inevitable losses inflicted by time and circumstance. The album oscillates between Martina’s thrumming inner world and sharply sketched portraits of the people and landscapes that molded her.


Date featured

August 28, 2023

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