Sanda & Orchestra - back from touring Romania where Sanda celebrated a triumphant comeback in her native country w/ her unique interpretations of Romanian Gypsy and German cabaret songs. Romanian expatriate singer Sanda Weigl has quite a personal history. She first learned gypsy songs as a child and found early success as a child star on Romanian television. Later she was a rock singer in East Berlin, and was tossed into prison for protesting against the communist regime. In 1990 she moved to the USA and she quickly became known as the "Gypsy Queen of Downtown New York". Avant-jazz neighbors from Sanda's adopted home New York City, including luminaries like the Romanian born pianist Lucian Ban on piano (and arrangements), Alex Harding on sax, Sam Bardfeld violin, Sean Conly on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums serve as a balance beam for her thunderous, mesmerizing and sinfully spooky vocal "Gypnastics".