Jane Bunnett, the Toronto soprano saxophonist, flutist and bandleader and her husband, trumpeter Larry Cramer have built their careers at the crossroads between Cuban music and jazz. Twice nominated for Grammy Awards
and a fixture at the nominations for Canada's Juno Awards
, their bands are virtual showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba.
Bunnett has long held an ongoing love affair with the human voice. Embracing Voices (Blue Note, 2008)--one of her most challenging projects to date--features the artistry of Grupo Vocal Desandann, vocalists Kelly Lee Evans and Molly Johnson, poet/rapper Telmary Diaz and some of Canada's finest musicians.
AAJ Contributor Tomas Pena spoke with Bunnett about the challenges of recording Embracing Voices - challenges which transcended the musical to included industry issues and logistics.
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