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WBGO 'Take Five' building bridges with Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra

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Elegant orchestration and direct emotional address find common purpose in Ámbar, the forthcoming album from Chilean-born singer and guitarist Camila Meza. Due out on Sony Music Masterworks on May 31, it's a showcase for Meza's sophisticated songwriting, and for her intuitive rapport with a chamber ensemble she calls the Nectar Orchestra. The album's first single, "All Your Colors," is available now; here is a music video for the song, in its exclusive premiere.

"I'll be careful with the colors that I choose to paint the roads inside my mind," sings Meza at the outset of "All Your Colors," a love song that pauses to consider the nature of perception. The delicate drift of percussion and strings, in both arco and pizzicato modes, is the handiwork of bassist and arranger Noam Wiesenberg, who coleads the Nectar Orchestra with Meza. Ámbar will be released on May 31, and stay tuned for the Camila Meza episode of Jazz Night in America this spring.

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