Title – ‘For All We Know’
Artist – Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby
On their brand new album, For All We Know (out February 21st, 2020 via MCG Jazz), Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby have teamed up for the second time to perform a collection of tunes, intimately exploring the beautiful, sometimes painful, oftentimes mystifying nature of love and relationships.
Trust me when I say that all 10 tracks featured here on the rather enthralling emotive For All We Know carry the listener through the myriad of emotions that entwines the heart while one wishes for a love, wins a love or loses a love.
1. ‘I’ll Close My Eyes’
2. ‘A Time For Love’
3. ‘Time After Time’
4. ‘For All We Know’
5. ‘I Get Along Without You Very Well’
6. ‘The People That You Never Get To Love’
7. ‘Maybe You’ll Be There’
8. ‘How High The Moon’
9. ‘Where Do You Start?’
10. ‘Sing My Heart’
Simply put, Gloria Reuben has such a beautiful voice that my attention was held throughout the entire album. You simply sink into it, allowing it to swaddle you, embrace you at every sung note, every backing chord played that it drifts in on.
From the very first track, the beautiful ‘I’ll Close My Eyes’ on through to the sultry ‘Time After Time’ and ‘The People That You never Get To Love,’ to the gently yearning notes of ‘How High The Moon,’ and album closer ‘Sing My Heart,’ For All We Know translates into being a truly beautiful album from start to finish.
With the talented Marty Ashby at her side, here on this second outing for the pair, they have upped the stakes and brought forth a collection of amazingly sung and played love songs.
A quite wondrous, and not run-of-the-mill selection of material means that once you purchase the album you yourself will fall in love with Gloria’s elegantly refined voice (so be careful just how close you play it to your own sweetheart!)
As an actress, singer and social activist, Reuben has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater and music.
Many will remember Reuben as the HIV+ health care professional “Jeanie Boulet” on the hit NBC series ER, a role that garnered her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.
Since then, she has had multiple regular starring roles in a variety of other television series, including Raising The Bar and Falling Skies and film appearances including Elizabeth Keckley, in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Reasonable Doubt.