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by Chris M. Slawecki
Cool is the album that Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce Moreno simply refused to make for decades. For over 20 years I've been requested to make an album with North American jazz standards. Nothing against it, but I always said no," she explains. I had the strange feeling that such an album would look weird in my discography, too commercial--like I didn't have any new tricks up my sleeve, and yes, I always have plenty. Music has never ceased to bless me ...read more
by C. Andrew Hovan
Since the late '60s, Brazilian guitarist and singer Joyce Moreno has been one of the most iconic members of the MPB movement, pushing the envelope way past the traditional bossa novas of Jobim. In the early '80s, albums such as Feminina and brought Joyce an international following that she continues to enjoy to this day. Her sizeable catalog features a diverse collection of original material, not to mention key collaborations with such heavyweights as Jon Hendricks, Joao Donato, Kenny Werner, ...read more