string of pearls - album out NOW!
String of pearls: A canadian/uruguayan musical collaboration
String of Pearls brings together Annabelle's Canadian singer-songwriter tradition and the nostalgia of her East European heritage with a long-standing connection to Uruguay. The songs were arranged and co-produced in Montevideo by long-time collaborator, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Fernando Rosa, who gathered some of Uruguay's stellar tango and classical musicians to add to a contemporary sound that harkens back to the grittiness of 1930s tango, vaudeville cabaret and swinging Hot Club jazz. On the Canadian side, long-standing bandmate Tony Spina is back on drums alongside members of Toronto's vibrant Jazz Manouche community. Toronto producer David Travers-Smith works his magic in bringing together the Canadian and Uruguayan tracking to attain a uniquely diverse cross-cultural, cross-temporal sonic montage.
“West meets South in jazzy folk excellence”
— Americana, UK