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Laila Biali

Laila Biali - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9041-2
  • Barcode: 614427904126
  • German Release: 26/01/2018
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Jazz

„She is an exciting and unique talent and I admire her greatly“ Sting
The singer-pianist has won several prizes, and not only in her native country. DOWNBEAT magazine included her music in its albums of the year. Her sixth album – which is also her ACT debut, represents the culmination of everything she has done until now.

CD € 17,50



„She is an exciting and unique talent and I admire her greatly“ StingPop, jazz, Canada. To see how well these three go together, is not just a matter of looking back into the past. Canadian artists of our time such as Michael Bublé and Diana Krall have followed in the footsteps of legends such as Joni Mitchell. Whereas these genres of music have sometimes been seen as at loggerheads, in the land of the maple leaf they get along together just fine.Laila Biali, born in Vancouver, has her place in this tradition - and yet she is never just imitating anybody else. The singer-pianist has won several prizes, and not only in her native country. DOWNBEAT magazine included her music in its albums of the year. Spinner magazine admired her ability to bring traditional jazz and contemporary pop together naturally, and to create a compelling blend...

line up

Laila Biali / vocals, piano, keys
George Koller / bass
Larnell Lewis / drums (01, 02, 04, 08, 09, 11, 12)
Ben Wittman / drums (03, 05, 06, 07), percussion

Ambrose Akinmusire / trumpet (03, 05)
Mike “Maz” Maher / trumpet (02, 08, 09, 11)
Sam Yahel / organ (01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 12)
Glenn Patscha / organ (solo on 02), keys (12)
Lisa Fischer / vocals (01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08)
Jo Lawry / vocals (all tracks except 09)
Carlos Ricketts / vocals (01, 02, 06, 07)


Recording Information

Produced by Ben Wittman & Laila Biali

Recorded at Revolution Recording (Toronto),
Wittman Productions (Toronto), Mission Sound (Brooklyn),
Vibramonk Studios (Brooklyn), Fantasy Studios (San Francisco)
& Pod Noise Studio (New York City), March - October, 2016

Mixed by Tim Abraham
Mastered by João Carvalho

Photography by Rockie Nolan