Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
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Fantastic Brazilian Jazz !
Papetti | Mexico City | 07/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Title says it all; No Comment.
It is another fantastic, refreshing and enjoyable gem by THE MOST REPRESENTATIVE FEMALE PIANIST FROM BRASIL, the queen of Funky Brazilian Jazz: Tania Maria. It is a shame that this title is out of print and being sold for a laughable price is offensive, but it also is a great opportunity for you to acquire this jewel. Tania shows us once again her distinctive scatting skills along with her fascinating piano technique. The highlights are: KEEP IN MIND, WHO KNOWS?, JACK HAMMER and BALI.
Don't let it pass you by, you'll love this album all around."
Vocables in unison with jazz piano - nice!
Pink Noodle | Duncanville, TX USA | 10/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nice jazz outing! Often, Tania sings the melody line with vocables in unison with the piano an octave or two higher. She phrases her voice melodies like any other wind instrument, say, sax or flute. There are no lyrics and no "solos," scatting or instrumental. She and her small group get a groove going - maybe funky, maybe bluesy, maybe a bit of swing, maybe a bit of bossa feel - then sings/plays a catchy melody on top. It would be classified as a jazz recording, the "Brazil feel" comes out a bit but is not predominant composition, arrangement, or performance. Very nice music."
DON'T judge this album by it's COVER !
R. Geno Centofanti | COLUMBUS, OHIO USA | 05/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was just scanning brazilian jass stuff one day and came upon TM by accident.WOW.At the price, I could take a chance and glad I did.This woman does not scat (if that is the right term) like Bobby Mc Ferrin---who is so obviously making crazy sounds that only embarrass me at times.......ha !Tania Maria's voice IS another insturment !Jazzy/and slightly funky...... she will MAKE you like brazilian music !"