Gabriela Anders | Bossa Beleza – [Koch Records, 2009]
In 2004, the talented vocalist, guitarist and arranger Gabriela Anders’ give us the acclaimed “Last Tango in Rio.” The gifted songstress returns with the seductive “Bossa Beleza,” her latest release on Koch Records!! Her new album encompasses texturally a soulful marriage of Bossa Nova, & Brazilian standards matched with her own effervescent songs and distinct arrangements will leave you spellbound. ~ The Urban FluxGabriela Anders was born to music amidst the grace, paradox and tradition of Argentina. Her father is a noted jazz saxophonist, her grandfather was a classical violinist, and her grandmother a piano teacher. Gabriela studied classical guitar and piano at a Conservatory in Buenos Aires. “Growing up, there was a lot of Brazilian music, and I was fascinated with it because it’s so harmonically rich and melodically interesting.”
“Bossa Beleza” blends Gabriela’s immediately recognizable sound with that of her first musical love, classic Bossa Nova. Eleven soulful and intimate tracks, including the Brazilian standards “Dindi“, “Folhas Secas“, “One Note Samba” and “Agua de Beber“. Gabriela is happy to have finally documented her own vision of a style that was so much a part of her own musical development, and that she continues to feel such an affinity for.