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¡Spangled!

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  • Gaby Moreno will begin a six-week, twenty-one concert tour of Europe in Neumunster, Germany, September 24. The tour takes her across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and Spain, culminating in Malaga November 1, and surrounds the October 4 release of her new album, ¡Spangled!, with Van Dyke Parks. She begins a US tour November 8, including a just-announced show at Merkin Hall in NYC for Ecstatic Music December 2.

  • Gaby Moreno was on WNYC's All of It on Friday to perform a few songs, including "Across the Borderline" from her upcoming album, ¡Spangled!, and talk with host Alison Stewart; you can hear it here. Later that night, she led a multi-artist concert for Celebrate Brooklyn!, welcoming several guest artists including Jackson Browne, with whom she sang "Across the Borderline," and Oscar Isaac. They closed the show with a fitting finale of "Fare Thee Well." "Bidding the crowd farewell, their three voices rose beautifully into the Brooklyn night," says Billboard

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    ¡Spangled!—a collaboration between Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and American musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks—on Nonesuch Records on October 4, 2019 (on Metamorfosis in Latin America). The ten-song set celebrates the migration of song across the Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a  bossa nova from Brazil, and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States—Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson's "Across the Borderline," performed with Cooder and Jackson Browne. The album also includes one of Moreno's own songs as well as the previously released track "The Immigrants" by Trinidadian songwriter David Rudder. Pre-order to download "Across the Borderline" and "The Immigrants" now.

    In choosing the album's songs, "we didn't want to focus just on Latin America," Moreno says. "We could use songs from the US as well. I look at it as one continent, the Americas. It was important for me to bring those two together—and it was also important, because of these difficult political times we are going through, to speak about immigration."

    Moreno and Parks first performed together a decade ago at Largo in Los Angeles. Afterward, as Moreno recalls, "We had a really long conversation about how much we love this music and how amazing it would be to collaborate together." They then began sending music back and forth via email. "He'd send me songs from Latin America that even I hadn't heard, introducing me to a lot of music that I should have known. The next thing you know, we had ten songs."

    When Parks was invited to present a concert at the Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2010, he asked to have an orchestra, and Moreno, join him. "I decided to do all songs that were Pan American. I wanted to present the world before the era of 'The Ugly American,'" he said. When they got back together recently to record this music, Parks brought in Cooder, guitarist Grant Geissman, percussionist Jim Keltner, and Browne; assembled string and wind sections; and also brought in the marimba player Matt Cook. 

    Gaby Moreno is a Guatemalan native who made Los Angeles her home almost two decades ago. She has established herself as a singer-songwriter with a repertoire incorporating blues, jazz, folk, and soul, performed in Spanish and English. She is a frequent guest on Chris Thile's Live from Here public radio show. Moreno was awarded a Best New Artist Latin Grammy in 2013 and garnered a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2017 Grammys for Illusion. She also is the co-composer of the theme for Parks and Recreation. 

    Van Dyke Parks is a storied composer, arranger, and producer who has worked with artists ranging from the Mothers Of Invention to the Beach Boys—as well as Phil Ochs, Harry Nilsson,  Little Feat, Inara George, and Joanna Newsom. He studied at the American Boychoir School in Princeton and later at Carnegie Tech, where Aaron Copland was one of his instructors. Parks has been an actor, a record executive, and composer and arranger on many Hollywood films. But it was in the early 1960s, when he was performing with his brother Carson Parks at coffee houses in Southern California that he began to explore and perform Latin American music in earnest.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Gaby Moreno, vocals
    Jackson Brown, guest vocals (1)
    Ry Cooder, guitar solo (1)
    Grant Geissman, guitars, mandolins
    Ira Ingber, guitars (6)
    Anthony Wilson, guitar (9)
    Celso Duarte, harp, vihuela, requinto
    Jim Keltner, drums, percussion (1, 3, 6, 7)
    Sebastian Aymanns, drums, percussion
    Matt Cook, marimba, vibes
    Felipe Roseno, cuica (7)
    Van Dyke Parks, piano
    Yvette Holzwarth, violins
    Linnea Powell, violas
    Aniela Perry, cello
    Leland Sklar, electric bass
    David Stone, upright bass
    Marcus Buser, upright bass (9, 10)
    Amy Shulman, harp

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks
    Recording Engineers: Doug Lacy, Craig Parker Adams, Martin Pradler (Ry Cooder’s slide guitar and Sebastian Aymanns’ percussion), Charly Segura (Celso Duarte’s harp, vihuela, and requinto), Fabio Pinczowsky (cuica)
    Music prep: Alexander Tovar, Bobby Halvorson
    Mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios
    Additional mixing by Martin Pradler
    Track 3, 7 mixed by Martin Pradler
    Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Studios

    All instrument and vocal arrangements by Van Dyke Parks

    Cover art and booklet sketch: Klaus Voormann
    Design: Glen Nakasako at Smog Design, Inc.
    Photographs by Sandra Singh

     

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  • Available from Nonesuch Records outside of Latin America

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on January 14, 2019 - 4:17pm
Artist Name: 
Gaby Moreno
Van Dyke Parks
Release Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

¡Spangled!—a collaboration between Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and American musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks—celebrates the migration of song across the Americas. The ten-song set spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a bossa nova from Brazil, a song by Moreno, Trinidadian songwriter David Rudder's "The Immigrants," and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest US: Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson’s “Across the Borderline,” performed with Cooder and Jackson Browne. Pre-order to download those two songs now.

Description: 

¡Spangled!—a collaboration between Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and American musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks—on Nonesuch Records on October 4, 2019 (on Metamorfosis in Latin America). The ten-song set celebrates the migration of song across the Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a  bossa nova from Brazil, and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States—Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson's "Across the Borderline," performed with Cooder and Jackson Browne. The album also includes one of Moreno's own songs as well as the previously released track "The Immigrants" by Trinidadian songwriter David Rudder. Pre-order to download "Across the Borderline" and "The Immigrants" now.

In choosing the album's songs, "we didn't want to focus just on Latin America," Moreno says. "We could use songs from the US as well. I look at it as one continent, the Americas. It was important for me to bring those two together—and it was also important, because of these difficult political times we are going through, to speak about immigration."

Moreno and Parks first performed together a decade ago at Largo in Los Angeles. Afterward, as Moreno recalls, "We had a really long conversation about how much we love this music and how amazing it would be to collaborate together." They then began sending music back and forth via email. "He'd send me songs from Latin America that even I hadn't heard, introducing me to a lot of music that I should have known. The next thing you know, we had ten songs."

When Parks was invited to present a concert at the Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2010, he asked to have an orchestra, and Moreno, join him. "I decided to do all songs that were Pan American. I wanted to present the world before the era of 'The Ugly American,'" he said. When they got back together recently to record this music, Parks brought in Cooder, guitarist Grant Geissman, percussionist Jim Keltner, and Browne; assembled string and wind sections; and also brought in the marimba player Matt Cook. 

Gaby Moreno is a Guatemalan native who made Los Angeles her home almost two decades ago. She has established herself as a singer-songwriter with a repertoire incorporating blues, jazz, folk, and soul, performed in Spanish and English. She is a frequent guest on Chris Thile's Live from Here public radio show. Moreno was awarded a Best New Artist Latin Grammy in 2013 and garnered a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2017 Grammys for Illusion. She also is the co-composer of the theme for Parks and Recreation. 

Van Dyke Parks is a storied composer, arranger, and producer who has worked with artists ranging from the Mothers Of Invention to the Beach Boys—as well as Phil Ochs, Harry Nilsson,  Little Feat, Inara George, and Joanna Newsom. He studied at the American Boychoir School in Princeton and later at Carnegie Tech, where Aaron Copland was one of his instructors. Parks has been an actor, a record executive, and composer and arranger on many Hollywood films. But it was in the early 1960s, when he was performing with his brother Carson Parks at coffee houses in Southern California that he began to explore and perform Latin American music in earnest.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks
Recording Engineers: Doug Lacy, Craig Parker Adams, Martin Pradler (Ry Cooder’s slide guitar and Sebastian Aymanns’ percussion), Charly Segura (Celso Duarte’s harp, vihuela, and requinto), Fabio Pinczowsky (cuica)
Music prep: Alexander Tovar, Bobby Halvorson
Mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios
Additional mixing by Martin Pradler
Track 3, 7 mixed by Martin Pradler
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Studios

All instrument and vocal arrangements by Van Dyke Parks

Cover art and booklet sketch: Klaus Voormann
Design: Glen Nakasako at Smog Design, Inc.
Photographs by Sandra Singh

 

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

590958

FormatRestrictions: 

Available from Nonesuch Records outside of Latin America

ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 16:15
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597925463
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597923797
Price: 
17.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Gaby Moreno, vocals
Jackson Brown, guest vocals (1)
Ry Cooder, guitar solo (1)
Grant Geissman, guitars, mandolins
Ira Ingber, guitars (6)
Anthony Wilson, guitar (9)
Celso Duarte, harp, vihuela, requinto
Jim Keltner, drums, percussion (1, 3, 6, 7)
Sebastian Aymanns, drums, percussion
Matt Cook, marimba, vibes
Felipe Roseno, cuica (7)
Van Dyke Parks, piano
Yvette Holzwarth, violins
Linnea Powell, violas
Aniela Perry, cello
Leland Sklar, electric bass
David Stone, upright bass
Marcus Buser, upright bass (9, 10)
Amy Shulman, harp

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