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Celebrating great tunes from the American Songbook, The Standards features song classics sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, some with new lyrics written by Estefan herself. The album also features collaborations with world class award-winning artists like singer songwriter Laura Pausini, violinist Joshua Bell and saxophonist Dave Koz.
The ambitious project has been "on my back burner for a long time," says Estefan. "I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini and great romance recording artists in Cuba. This genre is right up my alley, since music is always a catharsis to me."
Only standards for me. Great Performance by my favorite singer. Viva La Gloria!Published 5 months ago by Adalberto Martinez
Gloria adds a new twist to some of the very memorable classics. As usual she has a style all her own, and this album is a very nice change from her fantastic Latin songs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Sloane