Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sasha Dobson focuses on jazz with Girl Talk, a new studio album set for release on September 10. Dobson previewed the 10-track LP with lead single “The Great City” and its accompanying video.
Sasha is joined on Girl Talk by a core band featuring bassist Neal Miner, Dred Scott and Kenny Wollesen on drums and guest artist/guitarist Peter Bernstein. Guests include Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco and a horn section of Steven Bernstein and Ian Hendrickson Smith.
“Over the years, I developed into a guitarist and songwriter,” said Dobson, “But in my heart and soul, I am a jazz singer and improviser. And this album represents something essential that I needed to do.” Sasha added, “I’ve loved playing in diverse projects as a guitarist, drummer and vocalist, but I am always listening to jazz when I am home. That’s my happy place.”
Dobson, a member of Puss N Boots with Norah Jones and Catherine Popper, stars in the video for “The Great City,” a tribute to her hometown of New York City. The song was composed by Curtis Lewis and shows off Peter Bernstein’s swinging guitar work.
Watch Sasha Dobson’s “The Great City” video below:
Girl Talk is available for pre-order on vinyl here.