About the album
Born in Honduras and raised in Sevilla, NYC-based singer/songwriter Eva Cortés delivers a revelatory set of flamenco and blues-tinged Latin jazz on her seventh release, "Crossing Borders." Working for the first time with producer, arranger, and trombonist Doug Beavers, Cortés brought together top-shelf New York musicians for the date, including Luques Curtis, Robby Ameen, Jon Cowherd, Pepe Rivero, Luisito Quintero, Roman Filiú, and a special appearance by bassist Christian McBride. Weaving together captivating original compositions and popular Latin American mainstays, Eva Cortés also adds a social footnote by dedicating the pulsating title track to the 500 lost lives of African refugees in an incident off the southern coast of Italy in 2013. "The new queen of Latin jazz has personality and everything it takes to deserve the title." - EL PAÍS, Spain.