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Laila Biali often expresses more in a single breath than others do in an entire album / All About Jazz

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There's no boxing Laila Biali in. A sharp-minded songwriter, respected pianist and celebrated vocalist who straddles jazz and pop with unusual ease and strength of vision, Biali is truly beyond category. Possessing clear eyes, a perceptive mien and a sharpshooters's gifts in regard to emotional aim, she often expresses more in a single breath than others do in an entire album. Capable of making you laugh and cry all at once, her delivery out of dust is divine.

Riding highs and lows, touching on the personal and political, and drawing meaning from all that supports and subverts, Biali creates a tapestry in song that speaks to pain, hope, humor, loss and a broad desire to find what's right in a world filled with wrongs. 

Out Of Dust is as real as they come.      READ THE FULL All About Jazz REVIEW