Spirit Reflection 8/10
This is a holiday fling of a record. Chilled and tempting as a beachside mojito – and just as potent – Gaby Hernandez’s third solo effort blends folk, jazz, Cubano beats, on-thebreeze melodies and the swaying pulse of late-night electronica. Spirit Reflection’s featured musicians include Kamasi Washington, Dexter Story and Ninja Tune artist Carlos Niño, and this multi-textured album demands consumption in one long, uninterrupted session. “Entranced” entrances, “Messy Love” drifts seductively, while “My Baobab Tree” is a sun-baked ear-worm.