Tenderly is the title track of a duo album, with Lilly on vocal and Gilad Hekselman on guitar. It will be released ultimo 2017 and will be available for digital download and streaming.
It was recorded on October 20th 2015 during Gilad´s artist in residency in Denmark.
GILAD HEKSELMAN has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson.
Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club and Smalls. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most noteworthy jazz festivals including Montreux (Sui), North Sea (Ned), Montreal (Can) & San Francisco (USA).
LILLY is a singer, songwriter and producer who has received great reviews for making evocative songs of a rare kind and with a personal expression and sound. Her inspirations and influences are many and goes across genres like jazz, singer-songwriter, folk(lore) and pop. Her origins also cross borders, with a mother from Japan and a father from Denmark. She has released two highly acclaimed albums with lyrics in English, Before The Crossing (2005), Love Is A Sound (2009) and on March 11, 2016 she released her third album, and the first with lyrics in Danish, titled Menneskeblomst, a selfinvented word that means Humanflower.
Lilly has played, recorded and collaborated with some of the finest, most talented and versatile creative musicians in Scandinavia, Europe and US. Among others Lew Soloff (US), Aaron Parks (US), Gilad Hekselman (ISR), Gustaf Ljunggren (S), Anders AC Christensen (DK), Jonas Berg (S), Jeppe Kjellberg (DK), Thommy Andersson (S), Krister Jonsson (S), Michael Finding (DK) and others.
For more info you can visit www.giladhekselman.com and www.lillysongs.com
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by August Wanngren www.wanngren.com
Cover made by Lilly. Photo by Lilly and Patricia Frazau www.zenproduction.dk