Laila Biali

Out of Dust - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9050-2
  • Barcode: 614427905024
  • German Release: 27/03/2020
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz

Laila Biali masterfully mixes jazz and pop: “Already highly acclaimed in North America, with Laila Biali’s mellifluous vocals, dynamic pianism and ability for penning, hook-laden songs that reputation is surely going to flourish further afield." Jazzwise (GB)

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The last few years have been a roller-coaster for Laila Biali.For nearly every major triumph—a highly acclaimed return to jazz, winning the JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, touring the world—the singer-songwriter has faced a private debilitating crisis. In just a few short years, Biali lost a close friend, mourned a family member, and dealt with health challenges of her own. It was a period of change and heartache—but it was also a season of great inspiration and hope. The result is Biali’s deeply personal new album, Out of Dust.“These new songs took shape as I processed my own feelings of doubt and loss,” Biali reveals. “I believe that nothing is wasted, that even life's greatest trials can produce something meaningful, if only to make us more empathetic to the struggles of those around us.” This hard-won optimism is...

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Laila Biali / piano & vocals
Glenn Patscha / organ
Rich Brown / electric bass
George Koller / acoustic bass
Larnell Lewis / drums
Ben Wittman / drums & percussion

Godwin Louis / soprano sax
John Ellis / tenor sax & clarinets
Mike “Maz” Maher / trumpet
Remy Le Boeuf / alto sax & flutes
Alan Ferber / trombones
Strings & background vocals


Recording Information

Tracking Engineers L. Stu Young & Luke Schindler (Revolution Recording Studios, Toronto) & Oliver Straus (Mission Sound Studios, New York City)
Mixing Engineer Tim Abraham, assisted by Jonathon Unger
Mastering Engineer João Carvalho, assisted by Bryan Lowe

Produced by Ben Wittman & Laila Biali