18 September 2007
Gazarek and Nelson
I've featured vocalist Sara Gararek here before. She's a young jazz singer developing a fine set of chops. And in case you want to verify that for yourself, she's recently posted the video of "Let's Try This Again" above on YouTube. (As a grouchy side note, the video is also proof that it takes more than software to maintain visual interest.)
Gazarek co-wrote the tune with Josh Nelson, the pianist for her touring combo. Next week, 24-year-old Nelson releases his first CD as a leader, "Let it Go" (Native Language Music). It features a raft of original compositions and support from drummer Matt Wilson and tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake. I think Nelson is mature beyond his years and definitely one to watch.
Posted by Lee at 11:26 AM