Jason Yeager | Gracias a La Vida

Pianist Jason Yeager presents a reimagined chamber-jazz arrangement of singer-songwriter Violeta Parra’s timeless piece, the title of which means “thanks to life.” This recording features lush cello, clarinet, and flugelhorn behind singer Erini’s compellingly expressive interpretation, with scintillating solos from Grammy-winning drummer Mark Walker, flugelhorn virtuoso Milena Casado, and the pianist himself. Yeager’s moving version seamlessly integrates modern jazz harmonies and rhythms with Chilean folk music, Venezuelan merengue, and classical counterpoint.