When Claudia Acuña arrived in New York City in 1995, she quickly gained recognition as a leading voice on a jazz scene rapidly being transformed by a wave of brilliant Latin American musicians. A landmark signing to the legendary Verve recording label led to the 2000 release of her acclaimed debut Wind from the South. 20 years later, she has released Turning Pages, an exquisite reintroduction to a singer who has thrived at the cusp of jazz and Latin American music. The project captures an artist in the process of both reintroducing and reasserting herself, with a program of strikingly melodic original songs expressing her singular vision. Acuña’s first new recording in a decade makes a compelling case that while keeping a lower public profile she’s been exploring new emotional depths.