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Camila Meza makes JAZZIZ '10 New Jazz Albums You Need to Know About'

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An incendiary new album from one of today's top music producers; a collection of previously unheard material from jazz fusion greats; the latest jazz venture of an independent visionary. All this and more on this month's list of ten albums you need to know about. On the list is Camila Meza, Ámbar (Sony) - Release date: May 31.

Ámbar finds vocalist/guitarist/composer Camila Meza immersed in jazz, American pop and Latin American music across eras. The album, which marks her debut on Sony Music Masterworks and she produced herself, paints a beautiful sonic landscape and is full of attention to detail, featuring the Nectar Orchestra – a hybrid ensemble with string quartet she formed with bassist Noam Wiesenberg. The tracklist offers a healthy mix of original compositions – including the title track, a heartfelt ode to her late grandfather – and covers, including a pointedly topical rendition of "This Is Not America" by Pat Metheny and David Bowie.

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