“Thirsty Ghost” CD Release Celebration!
Graced with an “impeccable” voice (Winnipeg Free Press) and hailed as an artist that “is turning out to be the next important jazz singer” by the LA Times, Sara Gazarek has been one of the leading lights of an impressive generation of jazz vocalists since her brilliant emergence at age 20. While her subsequent career has been the picture of success – highlighted by five acclaimed albums, an ardent fanbase, enthusiastic reviews, and collaborations with such luminaries as Kurt Elling, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, and Larry Goldings... it is with her latest album, Thirsty Ghost, that Gazarek finally brings her musical expression stunningly into phase with her emotional maturity. Prompted by an intense period of personal and professional upheaval, all the “exquisite taste, bright wit and creative vitality” remain, but those qualities are potently shaded by a rich undercurrent of complex feeling and whole-hearted realities.
- Sara Gazarekvocalist
- Larry Goldingsspecial guest on Hammond B3
- Stu Mindemanpiano
- Alex Bonehambass
- Christian Eumandrums
- Lenard Simpsonalto sax
- Ido Meshulamtrombone
- Brian Walshbass clarinet
- Erin Bentlagebackground vocals