[What are you listening to]… Grammy-winning duo Bob James and David Sanborn join forces to collaborate once again to record another masterpiece Quartette Humaine

Quartette Humaine is the first creative collaboration between keyboardist-composer Bob James and alto saxophonist David Sanborn since their million-selling, Grammy-winning album, Double Vision, twenty-five years ago. With Quartette Humaine, James and Sanborn eschew the pop and R&B production values that mark large chunks of their careers and offer instead an all-acoustic quartet recital consisting of six new compositions by James, three pieces by Sanborn, and a James-arranged standard.

Joined by legendary drummer Steve Gadd and bass giant James Genus, Quartette Humaine is reflective and swinging with unfailingly melodic improvising and beautiful tonalities. “We felt it’s far more exciting and adventurous to move forward,” James says. “Times have changed and we have changed.” Adds Sanborn, “At this stage of my life, I wanted more than anything to play the music that’s challenging and fun, outside the style we’ve been associated with.” It’s a poignant coincidence that the recording sessions occurred a week after the death of iconic pianist-composer Dave Brubeck, and the album evokes the sound of the Brubeck quartet with Paul Desmond. Bob James and David Sanborn have produced another masterpiece. ~Editorial Reviews |  Amazon

Original Release Date: March 8, 2013 

At your leisure, listen to “Quartette Humaine” by James and Sanborn 

 

Versatile vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza from ‘Overcome,’ …is the Artist Feature on Greenleaf Music Interview

Vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza originates from Chile, where she began a flourishing career before moving to New York City at the age of 23. She studied with Peter Bernstein and Steve Cardenas at The New School, and since graduating, she has developed a unique vision as a vocalist and guitarist. She has performed internationally with artists including Sachal Vasandani, Fabian Almazan, Ryan Keberle, Tom Harrell, and Paquito D’Rivera.

Camila Meza, Vocalist, guitarist, composer, and bandleader

As a bandleader, Meza has recorded a number of albums, including Skylark (2007)Retrato (2009), Prisma (2013), and Traces (2016). Her latest recording, Ámbar (2019) on Sony Masterworks features The Nectar Orchestra, an eight-piece ensemble that includes a string quartet, featuring her compositions and an earthy, acoustic sound. ~Greenleaf Music

Check out the brief Interview with Camila.

Listen to her interpretation of the sensuous classic “Love Dance” released by Brazilian vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Ivan Lins appears on her album 2009 recording Retrato.