🇬🇧 Joyce Moreno, or just Joyce, globally recognized for her Bossa Nova tunes, writes, plays and sings music non stop since the 60s. Her scat works (singing without lyrics) is huge and original. One of my preferred compositions is Feijão com Arroz, from one of the albums she released with her husband, the drummer Tutty Moreno. There is also Ulisses Rocha, one of our acoustic guitar colossus, playing one of his most complex compositions. His perfectionism is absolutely impressive. Then we visit the extraordinary Quinteto Armorial in the 70s for a taste of how they left their mark forever in the Northeast music. Heading South, we stop in Rio for a nostalgic composition of K-Ximbinho by Zé da Velha e Silvério Pontes. We also visit Neymar Dias, versatile multi-instrumentist from São Paulo’s music scene that explores new possibilities for the Brazilian viola. And then we arrive in Rio Grande do Sul for a modern execution of an Hermeto Pascoal theme written for and played by Renato Borghetti. This is beautiful episode, enjoy !
🇬🇧 The voice, when freed from the song lyrics, becomes an instrument. Of the kind that unleashes the most incredible possibilities. The queen of the “bá-tchicum-dum” style is undoubtedly Joyce — she has more than 30 recordings like this. But there is also the groovy-maracatu side with Grupo Feijão de Corda. Also the highly lyrical version of a Jacob do Bandolim composition adapted by Nó em Pingo D’Água. And since the whole world wants to play Brazil, we also invited german singer Céline Rudolph and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Luciana Souza to galvanize it all with a for export label. A selection to enjoy with eyes closed.
🇬🇧 This first program is a mix of many styles. We travel between the renovated Choro of Nó em Pingo D’Água, outstanding acoustic guitar player Ulisses Rocha and go from North East Brazil with SaGRAMA, Spokfrevo to extreme South with Renato Borghetti, passing through the midcountries with Paulo Freire. Enjoy !