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Bill Gable is an uncompromising singer-songwriter whose albums straddle the boundaries between pop, jazz and world music. More than six years in the making, Bill’s forthcoming new album NO STRAIGHT LINES was written during travels to Spain, Portugal and Morocco and draw from musical and literary sources from that region. The album features Gable on vocals, guitars and cello; Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group) and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby) on basses; Larry Goldings (John Mayer, Curtis Stigers) on piano; Greg Ellis (Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussein) and Joey Heredia (Stevie Wonder, Sergio Mendes) on percussion; Ethan Margolis (Inés Bacán, El Lebrijano) on flamenco guitar, cajon and palmas; and Manuel Gutierrez (Duquende, Luis Winsberg) on flamenco footwork. With evocative uses of oud, ney and zurna throughout, the album is counter-balanced by two gorgeous string quartet arrangements by the Argentinians Jorge del Barrio (Dianne Reeves, Sheryl Crow) and Eduardo del Barrio (Caldera, Stan Getz). Last but not least, the project features backgrounds vocals by Motown legend Leon Ware and others.

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