Tania Maria: Live At The Blue Note (2002)
It's a live recording, and Tania Maria's voice projection doesn't get its due. Her voice appears to be farther off: at a distance. Nevertheless, this performance finds her in top form, using her voice as an instrument - another member of the band. The wordless vocals she contributes on "Granada" make her a convincing agent. Whistling on "Valeu," the singer takes it to a different level. Tania Maria makes the music come alive. When she sings in unison with her keyboard, we get a bright, resonant sound. Her energy translates into fascinating rhythms and joyful sambas, even when pushed a little farther from the microphone than desired.
Track Listing: Funky Tamborim / Quase / Granada / Bom Bom Bom Tchi Tchi Tchi / Valeu /
Personnel: Tania Maria- piano, synthesizer, vocal; Carlos Werneck- guitar bass; Luiz Augusto Cavani- drums; Mestre Carneiro- percussion.
Record Label: Concord Music Group