New vinyl pressing! Acclaimed Hawaiian singer Teresa Bright recorded a jazz-tinted album in 2005 with pianist/engineer Kit Ebersbach. Although the album was ready to be released upon its completion, the two decided to wait for the “right moment” to release it to Hawai`i and the world.
In December 2020, Bright received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts. The award came following a lifelong career spanning more than a dozen albums, numbers Na Hoku Hanohano awards, countless songwriting, arranging, and producing credits, domestic and international concert performances, plus a long list of Hawaiian language translations for peers near and far.
In anticipation of the awards ceremony, Ebersbach approach Aloha Got Soul with the suggestion to finally release Blue Skies, the 2005 jazz record they’d cut with studio veterans Dean Taba, Noel Okimoto, Rocky Holmes, Casey Olsen, and Sam Ahia, Jr. Together with the help of Bright’s partner, Derrick C.M. Llanos, we released ‘Blue Skies’ digitally in December 2020.
Blue Skies brings to life Teresa’s favorite standard songs alongside tunes that seems expressly written for her sultry voice. Bright’s original composition, “Sp-r-ing”, fits right at home in the collection.