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Gabrielle Stravelli Trio Appear At Birdland on May 6th - New Release 'Beautiful Moons Ago' Streets on May 3rd

Ms. Stravelli's emotional intelligence coincides with a phenomenal voice that she wielded with an easy- going confidence and impeccable taste.
—Stephen Holden, New York Times
Gabrielle Stravelli
Acclaimed vocalist & songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli blends musical traditions with a modern, genre-bending sensibility. Her fifth release, Beautiful Moons Ago is her first to feature her trio with pianist Michael Kanan and bassist Pat O'Leary.

Over twelve years of collaborating, the trio has developed a deep musical connection that allows for great spontaneity in their performances. Recorded at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio, “Beautiful Moons Ago” mines the jazz and American Songbook repertoire to bring you rarely heard gems + one original, all performed with the trio’s joyously hard swinging style.

“I'd been playing with Mike Kanan and Pat O'Leary for nearly ten years when COVID hit. Once the worst part of lockdown was over, we were really eager to keep playing together. We started out by going to Mike's studio in Brooklyn and playing sessions. Then in the summer of 2021 we started playing every Saturday at the West Bank Cafe on 42nd St. We were playing inside an empty restaurant to people dining outside on the sidewalk. Every week we brought new tunes to the gig.

Then in June of 2022 the trio launched the Tuesday at 5:30 time slot at Birdland and played that slot for two months. Again, we kept digging deep into the Songbook repertoire, bringing in new and often rarely heard tunes every week.

We like to say that we loved playing together before COVID, but it was oddly during COVID, that we became a band. The tunes and arrangements on this record are our favorites from that time, when music was a lifeline for us."

—Gabrielle Stravelli

Appearing at Birdland on May 6th

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Track Listing

Did I Remember; June Night; You Say You Care; That Ole Devil Called Love; Messin’ Around; So Far So Good; Day Dream / You Stepped Out Of A Dream; With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair; Let’s Begin/ I’m Beginning To See The Light; Beautiful Moons Ago; They All Laughed; I Walk A Little Faster.

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Title: Beautiful Moons Ago | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Big Modern Music


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