Joyce - Rio

Far Out Recordings (UK) FARO163CD
Joyce Moreno's music allows you to float away to sunnier climes !

Born in Rio in 1948, Joyce is one of Brazil’s most internationally acclaimed artists. Joyce recorded her first album in 1968 and was one of very few to compose all her own material. Because of this she was one of the few voices to speak from a feminist perspective, which she expressed most famously on her song ‘Feminina’. She has since gone on to issue more than 20 solo albums, hear more than 300 recordings of her songs by many of Brazil’s most respected singers (Milton Nascimento, Elis Regina, Flora Purim and Gal Costa amongst them) and tour the world many times over. Brazilian singer, composer and guitarist, Joyce is one of the great musical treasures of Brazil whose personal musical style was nurtured in Rio’s fertile jazz and samba scenes.

‘Rio’ combines Joyce’s Brazilian rhythms, jazz and bossa harmonies and intelligent lyrics through her beautifully expressive voice on special original compositions alongside unique versions of classic Brazilian songs from greats including Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and Carlos Lyra.

Published Friday Jan 27 '12