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Mellifluous vocals, dynamic pianism, and hook-laden songs on Laila Biali - Out Of Dust / 91.1WTJU

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"Already highly acclaimed in North America, with Laila Biali's mellifluous vocals, dynamic pianism and ability for penning, hook-laden songs that reputation is surely going to flourish further afield." (Jazzwise) "Out of Dust is JUNO-award winning vocalist, pianist and composer Laila Biali's most personal album to date – it's a documentation of the trials and triumphs that the songstress has encountered during recent years. Co-produced by Biali and her husband Ben Wittman, this eleven-track collection is brought to fruition by an impressive line-up that includes multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners: vocalist Lisa Fischer, saxophonists John Ellis and Godwin Louis, drummer Larnell Lewis, and trombonist Alan Ferber, who composed each of the horn arrangements heard throughout the recording. Comprised of ten original tracks and a re-imagined take of Gregory Porter's "Take Me to the Alley", Out of Dust is a celebration of life; warm and uplifting even as it confronts Biali's recent challenges – and the current political climate – head-on. Generally labelled as a pop/jazz singer, Biali emphasizes her pop influence as her center. She composed or co-wrote eight of the eleven songs on this release." (https://lydialiebman.com/index.php/project/laila-biali/) Click here to listen to a song on this release.

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