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“Working with, in many cases, more mainstream songs has kind of helped me to find what I want my sound to be as an original writer.”

In Shat Talk Episode 002 I spoke with award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist Laila Biali who has been garnering world-wide recognition for performances at venues including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She has toured with Grammy award winners Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and has recorded with and supported international icon, Sting.

Laila and I Skype’d for over an hour and discussed far-ranging topics that included the fear of improvisation, arranging and finding one’s original voice, motherhood, and getting to work with your musical heroes and heroines.

All music samples courtesy of Laila Biali.

“Upside Down” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

“Joy” by Laila Biali (from Tracing Light, 2010)

“And So It Goes” by Billy Joel, arranged by Laila Biali(from Tracing Light, 2010)

“Human Condition” by Laila Biali (from Tracing Light, 2010)

“Radiance” by Laila Biali (from Sea to Sky, 2007)

“Let Go” by Imogen Heap, arranged by Laila Biali (from Live in Concert, 2012)

“Still The One” by Laila Biali & Marc Jordan (from Live in Concert, 2012)

“Home” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

“Come Anything” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

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