Meza, Camila

Sunnyside, 2016CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 23.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Among the best jazz musicians from south of the Equator is Chilean-born composer, guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza who is now a part of the vibrant New York jazz scene. Camila selected ten songs that resonated best with her for“Traces, her latest release. She opens with “Para Volar” and we get a strong introduction to her voice and instrumental prowess! Shai Maestro (p), Matt Penman (b), Kendrick Scott (d) and Bashiri Johnson (perc) round out a strong band. Jody Redhage adds cello on a few selections notably “Away” that also featured guest vocalist Sachal Vasandani. The overall mood is peaceful with rich warm melodies, a formula that will resonate with many!


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity