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Anna Estrada: Volando

Read "Volando" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Vocalist Anna Estrada's Volando can be comfortably shelved in the Latin Jazz section of your record library, but Estrada herself more fancifully--and more accurately-- describes it as an exercise in crossing borders. Given the record's title ("volando" means “flying"), it's perhaps more a matter of flying over those boundaries. There are at least four such frontiers across which Estrada and her ensemble blissfully soar back and forth.The key dividing line is that one that separates Latin American from ...

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Anna Estrada: Obsesion

Read "Obsesion" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Laughter is said to be the best medicine, but music can be quite soothing as well. Anna Estrada, an emergency room physician, heals with a collection of love songs on Obsesion, her second release. The Bay Area vocalist studied medicine instead of fine arts. But with a mother who sang, music became her second calling. Accompanied by a variable lineup that includes co-producer Ray Scott on guitar, Estrada shares the love in a variety of ways.


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