Chile-born, New York-based jazz singer and guitarist Camila Meza has released Ambar, the follow-up to her 2016 solo effort, Traces.
On this album, which features 12 original songs and covers, Meza is supported by The Nectar Orchestra, a seven-piece hybrid ensemble. The outfit, comprising three jazz players and a string quartet, was formed by Meza and frequent collaborator and bassist, Noam Wiesenberg.
In the description of the album’s Kickstarter campaign, the Chilean musician explained that Ambar’s concept was birthed almost five years ago with Wiesenberg. “I was telling [Wiesenberg] how much I’d love to sing with a string quartet, and he suggested he could write an arrangement of a song I’ve loved for a long time,” Meza wrote. “This is how ‘Waltz #1’ [the album’s first single], was born.”
Ambar marks Meza’s first album on Sony Music Masterworks. Stream it below:
And check out the music video for “Kallfu” here: