Angharad, 2002, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Anna’s silky voice is intertwined in the swinging quartet of Barry Zweig (g), Karen Hammack (p), Rick Shaw (b) and Janey Tate (d). The surprise is when she adds the same smooth character to melodies on trumpet and flugelhorn. The program includes newly arranged classics like Jobim’s “Triste” along with some of Anna’s own, notably “When Snow Falls” and “I Knew” with a cool scat. It’s a pleasant combination with comforting tones.