Posted September 17, 2013
Gloria Estefan released her new album, The Standards, on September 10. The album includes songs from the Great American Songbook, along with Brazilian and Argentinean classics. These classics have great emotional value from Estefan’s childhood, musical heritage, and who she is today.
“I think it helps to have life under your belt before you do these songs. They have a lot of nuances because of the time, they used a lot of subtext, and I think it helps to really understand the different layers of the song when you’re going to interpret them.” (H&N)
“I chose some of the most beloved songs of all time, songs that spoke to me personally,” Gloria said. “We recorded the album live in the studio with a core group of four incredibly talented musicians, all maestros of this genre, and a wonderful orchestra. Something really special happens when musicians record together live — it was magical.” (PBS)
“The challenge for me was to make these songs my own since they’ve already been recorded time and time again by some of the greatest singers of all time. That’s why I chose songs that had special meaning and relevance in my own life.” (Billboard)
Check out the videos from Estefan’s TV appearances including: CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and a concert special on PBS Black Ribbon had the honor of printing the music for several of Estefan’s recent performances – Música Latina: In Performance at the White House, the bonus video on iTune’s release of The Standards, and her upcoming European tour. Below are the tour dates and the link to iTunes to get your own copy of The Standards and see our music in action.
10/17 | Royal Albert Hall, UK
10/29 | Event Halle Basel, Switzerland
11/7-16 | Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium
11/22-23 | Ahoy, Netherlands
Gloria Estefan, The Standards (Deluxe Edition)