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by Michael P. Gladstone
On her second album, singer-pianist Diane Marino presents eleven tracks of standards, jazz standards and five Brazilian-oriented selections. Her preference for the latter songs reflects her fluent Portuguese. These tunes are delivered with what sounds like a more Hispanic vocal and certainly has no affectations of American vocal versions of the same material. It would the difference between hearing Jobim being sung by Gal Costa and then by Joyce. Only Once I Loved" is performed in English. Toucans Dance," a ...read more