Spring: the perfect time of year for renewal and reinvention. For Anne Walsh, that sense of renewal and redemption came in the form of her new recording aptly titled “Brand New.” The album was co-produced by her husband Tom Zink, a Grammy–nominated arranger–pianist. Together, they precisely arranged covers of music standards as well as new compositions. By placing distinct emphasis on stellar lyrics and musicianship, Zink and Walsh were able to capture the essence of true musicality. Just listening to Anne’s cover standards like “Nature Boy,” “Windmills Of Your Mind,” and “I Say A Little Prayer” reinforce the brilliance of her jazzy Brazilian voice. She poetically sang “Coisas Do Amor” entirely in Portuguese with bassist Cardoso. When asked what the formula was for the magic she and Tom make musically, Anne humbly replied “devotion and faith” amongst other things.
Anne and I discuss the significance of renewal and “Brand New:”