The road I travel seems so long
To wondrous lands I take a journey
The gift of life and the lessons to be learned
Have become, my very best companions
Every step I take I savour,
And gather treasures for my dreams.
The making of The Road has been an exciting endeavour of self-discovery. The first verse above encapsulates the experience on many levels…
Kinda Blue (2008), her second album for Proper Records, shows Anita's versatility and complete command of her instrument. On this recording, she has teamed up with some of the UK's finest musicians: Robin Aspland (piano), Jeremy Brown (bass) and Steve Brown (drums), with special guest performances by Tristan Maillot on drums, Adam Glasser on harmonica and Phil Robson on guitar. This carefully selected set of songs gives you an insight to the infectious and spellbinding performances heard live.
Noted (2006), her first release for Proper Records, is a collection of well known material from the Blue Note era to which Anita has penned many of her own lyrics. It received much radio play and 4 and 5 star reviews from UK and European jazz publications".