Gabriela Martina | show 9pm
Gabriela Martina: voice & compositions
Ayinde Webb: drums
Kyle Miles: acoustic & elec. bass
Brian Friedland: piano & keyboards
Jussi Reijonen: fretted and fretless guitars, oud
“Gabriela Martina’s Swiss roots offer an incredible range as she practically yodels her way through “Narcissus” en route to her mostly originals program on No White Shoes (Self Release; 55:42 ★★★★). Her delivery is a blend of jazz with pop improvisation, and her creative, invested covers of Wayne Shorter’s “Witch Hunt” (stunningly sung as overdubbed a cappella) and Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia” (a flat-out rocker featuring guitarist Jussi Reijonen) uproot convention.”
– DOWNBEAT, John Ephland...