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Today, multitalented vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist Camila Meza releases her debut album on Sony Music Masterworks, Ámbar. Available now, Ámbar, the fifth studio album from Meza, showcases the Chilean-born talent's ever-evolving artistic sensibility, and finds her reaching new virtuosic and expressive heights as a singer, a stirring guitar soloist, an ambitious songwriter and a producer. Featuring the Nectar Orchestra, a hybrid ensemble with string quartet, with arrangements by bassist Noam Wiesenberg, and pianist/keyboardist Eden Ladin, drummer/percussionist Keita Ogawa, violinists Tomoko Omura and Fung Chern Hwei, violist Benjamin von Gutzeit and cellist Brian Sanders, Ámbar is distinguished by its extraordinarily close attention to sonic detail. Steeped in metaphor, romance and complex emotion, Ámbar is Meza's boldest artistic statement to date, a breakthrough, rooted in the incredible agility and interplay of Meza's state-of-the-art jazz group.
Camila Meza - Ambar makes 2019 npr music: jazz critics poll
NPR Music's 7th Annual Jazz Critics Poll, Francis Davis 14th, going back to the poll's beginnings in the Village Voice is in. 2019's results provided surprise after surprise. We're repeating an experiment we introduced last year. You'll again find a capsule review of each album in the Top 10, but instead of me doing all the heavy lifting, we've asked a critic who voted for th...
Camila Meza - Ambar makes JazzTimes The Year in Review: Top 50 Albums of 2019 .
JazzTimes' critics choose the top 40 new albums and top 10 historical releases of the year. Multitalented vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist Camila Meza released her debut album on Sony Music Masterworks, Ámbar in 2019. This the fifth studio album from Meza, showcases the Chilean-born talent's ever-evolving artistic sensibility, and finds her reaching new virtuosic and expressive...
Camila Meza's 'This is Not America' makes npr's '11 jazz songs that spoke truth to power In 2019'
Jazz musicians have always spoken their mind in the face of injustice: think of Louis Armstrong and Charles Mingus voicing two different, equally courageous responses to the fight over Little Rock school integration, or the searing power Billie Holiday brought to "Strange Fruit" (and the price she paid). Well, in case you haven't noticed, we're in the midst of some interesting times, and artists ...
Camila Meza's 'Cucurrucucu Paloma' makes npr's '2019 survey of the year in latin music'
There is a very good reason the Latin Grammys were established 20 years ago, and as Stefanie Fernández and I looked back at this year in music, we were reminded of it: The width and breadth of expression within Latin music stretches that single designation beyond its seams. This happens every week as we share our weekly Alt.Latino playlist with you - but when looking back at an entire year of ...
Camila Meza's 'Awaken' makes Pisa's Punto Radio - animajazz
In the episode n ° 882 of "ANIMAJAZZ", conceived and conducted by BRUNO POLLACCI , aired TUESDAY 10th September at 20.30, on PUNTORADIO, also in streaming on www.puntoradio.fm and in immediate podcast is Camila Meza's 'Awaken' from her album Ambar. We remind you that "ANIMAJAZZ" can be heard TUESDAY at 8.30 pm in an immediate podcast on http://animajazz.eu and in streaming on www...
CKUA: House Blend features Camila Meza 'All Your Colors'
Every week, Edmonton/Calgary - CKUA hosts submit their songs for our weekly House Blend playlist. Take a look at this week's picks: an exciting new release, a beloved classic or just an old personal favourite. We mix it all together to create a sonic concoction that'll help kick off your week. This week's playlist includes; Leo Cripps: Camila Meza, "All Your Colors" from Meza's new album - Amba...
Camila Meza makes JAZZIZ '10 New Jazz Albums You Need to Know About'
An incendiary new album from one of today's top music producers; a collection of previously unheard material from jazz fusion greats; the latest jazz venture of an independent visionary. All this and more on this month's list of ten albums you need to know about. On the list is Camila Meza, Ámbar (Sony) - Release date: May 31. Ámbar finds vocalist/guitarist/composer Camila Meza immersed...
npr - alt.Latino shows 'All Your Colors' on 'Favorite Latin Songs This Week'
Each week, Alt.Latino whips up a curated list of new favorites that emerge from the Latin music world. This week on Alt.Latino, explore Piñata Protest's new twist on conjunto punk, Los Tigres del Norte's tribute to legendary mariachi singer Vicente Fernandez and a diasporic folk ballad from La Doña. Chilean born musician Camila Meza has been hiding in plain sight - which is to s...
WBGO 'Take Five' building bridges with Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra
Elegant orchestration and direct emotional address find common purpose in Ámbar, the forthcoming album from Chilean-born singer and guitarist Camila Meza. Due out on Sony Music Masterworks on May 31, it's a showcase for Meza's sophisticated songwriting, and for her intuitive rapport with a chamber ensemble she calls the Nectar Orchestra. The album's first single, "All Your Colors," is ...
Camila Meza makes Paste '12 New Jazz Artists to Watch in 2019'
As the jazz community bids farewell to some revered elders who passed away in 2018 (Cecil Taylor, Randy Weston, Nancy Wilson, Bob Dorough, Sonny Fortune, Hugh Masekela), some intriguing new faces are emerging on the scene, bringing fresh visions and expanding the boundaries of the music in the process. Here are a dozen to watch for in 2019: The Chilean-born musician Camila Meza is a bona fide tr...