A colleague at work told me about this CD in Sept. 99' and I haven'tstopped listening to it yet! I had to go purchase the same CD again because I played the first one so much, it started to skip because of the scratches!!!Gabriela Anders is a contemporary Brazilian songtress and George Duke has produced yet another slamming CD. Gabriela's vocals are soft, sweet and sexy yet she gets a little funky with some of her tunes.
That funkiness comes from the George Duke influence (smile). Some of the best musicians in the field of contemporary jazz accompany her on this CD like Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Gregg Karukas,Paul Jackson Jr., Boney James,George Duke, and Eric Benet, who does a duet with her that is absolutely mesmerizing.
For those of you who do not know about her better check this CD out and if you get the chance, go see her at the Capital Jazz Festival in Annapolis, Md. at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium on June 3-4, 2000! I'm not going to miss that performance and neither should you!