Talk about delayed gratification. One sunny September afternoon back in 2005, Roberta Gambarini and Hank Jones entered New York’s Nola Studios. Armed only with a list of standards and a shared desire for spontaneity-no arrangements, no preplanning, no rehearsals-they emerged five hours later with 17 tracks laid down, all but one in a single take. Fourteen months later, the tracks were mixed and mastered at Capitol Studios in L.A. Now, more than another year later, You Are There has, with 14 tracks intact, finally arrived in the U.S.
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