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Joyce Moreno

Born in Rio de Janeiro, the singer, composer, arranger and instrumentalist JOYCE MORENO has in her portfolio 400 recordings of songs she has authored, interpreted by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music: Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Bethânia, Milton Nascimento, Ney Matogrosso, Edu Lobo, Emilio Santiago, Boca Livre, Nana Caymmi, Zizi Possi, Elizeth Cardoso, Simone, Leny Andrade, Mônica Salmaso, and many others. Beyond Brazil, Joyce’s work has been recorded by Annie Lennox, Wallace Roney, Omara Portuondo, Black Eyed Peas, David Sanchez, Jon Lucien, Claus Ogerman, Gerry Mulligan, Till Brönner, and Flora Purim, to name a few

Article: Live Review

Joyce Moreno al Summer Jazz Festival di Palermo

Read "Joyce Moreno al Summer Jazz Festival di Palermo" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Joyce Moreno Summer Jazz Festival Stand Florio Palermo 21.7.2022 Un Martini secco, fluido, avvolgente, sensuale, autenticamente preparato in tutti i suoi tradizionali ingredienti. È la metafora giusta per connotare il bel concerto di Joyce Moreno, accompagnata da Jean Yves Candela (pianoforte), Rodolfo Stroeter (basso elettrico) e Tutty Moreno (batteria). La ...

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Article: Album Review

Kenny Werner: The Space

Read "The Space" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Need can be the greatest enemy of the improvising artist, as the hunger to prove oneself, the self-inflicted imperative demanding the addressing of a naked canvas, and a deep-seated desire to create all tend to have a stunting effect, engendering the exact opposite result of what it means to truly live in the moment. Only with ...

Album

Cool

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Love For Sale; Fever; Cool; Day-O (The Banana Boat Song); Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love; Round Midnight; Invitation; The Shadow of Your Smile; Mingus, Miles and Coltrane; You Do Something To Me; Nature Boy; My Favorite Things; Moon River.

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Article: Album Review

Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed 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, ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts

Read "Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Brownout Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II Ubiquity Records 2016 Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, ...

Album

Cool

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Love for Sale; Fever; Cool; Day-O (The Banana Boat Song); Let's Do It; 'Round Midnight; Invitation; The Shadow of Your Smile; Mingus, Miles & Coltrane; You Do Something to Me; Nature Boy; My Favorite Things; Moon River.

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Article: Album Review

Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed 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 ...

Album

Raiz

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2015

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Article: Year in Review

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2015

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2015" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A theme for this year's list? How about “Jazz Unbound?" I initially planned on placing my picks into different categories, as I've often done in the past. But I thought better of it. The releases that caught my ear in 2015 cover the entire spectrum of possibility--winning straight-ahead outings, audacious affairs, dynamic debuts, intimate encounters, stellar ...


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