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Gloria Estefan: The Standards

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)








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The Empire Strikes Abbey Road

Posted October 1, 2011

In preparation for Microsoft Kinect’s Star Wars, Black Ribbon teamed up with composers Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster to record the score at Abbey Road Studios. Black Ribbon’s CEO, Matt Franko, was the Head of Music Preparation and Music Librarian for these sessions. 200 pounds of printed music travelled with him across the pond in September of 2011.
The goal was to reflect the original Star Wars soundtracks as much as possible. Engineers transformed the studio to the original configuration in preparation for the London Symphony Orchestra. This was the same orchestra that performed the original soundtrack – including some of the same musicians. Check out the photos, videos, and links for an inside look at the session.

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Printing for Groban & Domingo

Posted November 19, 2010

Groban and Domingo Sing from the music printed by Black Ribbon

Josh Groban singing on Plácido Domingo’s album Amore Infinito. Arrangements by Jorge Calandrelli, music preparation by Brian Benison Music. Music printed by Black Ribbon.

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