Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas


2007 release. Far Out Recordings present Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas, the new album from Joyce, in collaboration with her husband Tutty Moreno. With Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas, Joyce and Tutty have turned to their samba-jazz roots to create an album that is influenced by the golden-era of bossa-nova and US jazz from the '60s. All tracks feature Joyce on vocals for a mix of high-octane samba-jazz and ethereal bossas with either full lyrics or samba-scats; the latter seeing Joyce hark back to classic tracks such as "Feminina". The album also contains a wonderful new version of the scat-anthem "Magica". Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas was produced by Joyce and Tutty themselves and marks a milestone - 30 years - of them working together. Tutty's dexterous percussive swing has underpinned Joyce's forays across Brazilian music over the last 30 years, creating one of the most prolific musical partnerships in jazz and Brazilian music. Joyce sheds a little light on the album: "Samba jazz is a style that grew popular among Rio's youth in the late '60s. It is a mix of bossa and jazz, and it's the music that nurtured our generation. Samba jazz has always been the base for everything that myself and Tutty have done; if you check some older compositions of mine, such as 'Feminina', written in 1977, that's pure samba-jazz, and on this CD we have brought this vibe to the fore again." Whilst Joyce's previous album Rio Bahia (2005) was a more "romantic and rootsy" affair, with Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas she returns to the music that she is best known and most loved for, with a pedigree of players she considers her dream team. Featured alongside Joyce and Tutty are Helio Alves on piano, Nailor Proveta on reeds, bassist Jorge Helder, Lula Galvão on guitar as well as guest appearances from Teco Cardoso (flute), Vittor Santos (trombone) and Jessé Sadoc (trumpet). Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas features a mix of five samba-jazz classics plus eight new Joyce compositions. Covers include a scorching version of Tenorio Jr's "Embalo", plus a sublime version of the Baden/Vinicius classic "Berimbau". There are also interpretations of "April Child", a fantastically uplifting version of "Devagar Com A Louca" composed by Luiz Reis and Haroldo Barbosa.