Laila Biali

Your Requests - CD

  • Kat Nr.: ACT 9055-2
  • Barcode: 614427905529
  • VÖ. Deutschland: 26.05.2023
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz

On "Your Requests" Canadian singer and pianist Laila Biali fulfills the musical wishes of her fans. Fresh versions of classics from the Great American Songbook with a prominent line-up featuring Kurt Elling, Larnell Lewis, Grégoire Maret, Anat Cohen, Emilie-Claire Barlow and many more.

€ 18,00

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“Your Requests”, Laila Biali’s third album on ACT, shows a very different side of the craft of the Canadian pianist/vocalist from its predecessors. Both her self-titled debut album, which won the Canadian Juno Award for Best Vocal Jazz album in 2019, and also its successor, “Out of Dust” (nominated for the award in 2021), showcased above all the range, the depth and the sheer quality of the pianist/vocalist/ bandleader’s songwriting. Now, however, for the first time in 10 years, the Toronto-based artist and her band return to jazz standards with a new twist on songs from the Great American Songbook including classics by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, and Jerome Kern.For “Your Requests”, she has also assembled a magnificent roster of guests – not just the vocalists Kurt Elling plus fellow JUNO winners Emilie-Claire...


Laila Biali / vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes
George Koller / acoustic bass
Larnell Lewis / drums

Kurt Elling / vocals
Emilie-Claire Barlow / vocals
Caity Gyorgy / vocals
Anat Cohen / clarinet
Grégoire Maret / harmonica
Michael Davidson / vibraphone
Kelly Jefferson / tenor & soprano sax
Ben Wittman / drums & percussion
Maninho Costa / percussion


Primary Tracking Engineer: Julian Decorte, Canterbury Music Company
Primary Vocal Tracking Engineer: Ben Wittman
Mix Engineer: John ‘Beetle’ Bailey, The Drive Shed
Mastering Engineer: João Carvalho, assisted by Bryan Lowe
Co-produced by Ben Wittman & Laila Biali