Rocío Faks (vcl), Victor de Diego (ts), Dani Rambla (p), Danilo Pinheiro (g), Alejandro Luzardo (elec g), Leandro Hipaucha (elec b), Raynald Colom (flh), Chris Higgins and David Mengual (b), Nicolas Correa (d, perc) and Pere Bardaji (violin).
Reference: FSWJ 024
Bar code: 8427328425247
Some of the finest soloists in the Barcelona scene have contributed to this, the debut CD from Rocio Faks, an Argentinean singer who grew up in Brazil. Rocio knows Bossa Nova very well and performs with ease and her own particular style. Her reportoire is based on originals and versiones based on pieces by Tom Jobim, Ary Barroso, Milton Naciemiento, Moacyr Luz, Nelson Cavaquinho, Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Djava and not just "Samuray" or "Flor de Lis" but also pieces like "De flor em flor", that he composed but never sang - the only actual covers here are of Rosa Passos and Ana Caran.
This is one of the freshest female voices to emerge in the last few years and one that Fresh Sound World Jazz is very pleased to present.
2. No Tabuleiro Da Baiana
3. Paris: Dos Santos Dumont
4. Gotas de Luar
5. De Flor Em Flor
6. Amoe Em Paz
7. Homenagem ao Malandro
8. Sentimental Demais
9. O Que é o Que é
11. Caminhos Cruzados
Recorded in Barcelona, October 2002
"A young singer who grew up in Brazil, Rocio Faks was enamoured from the beginning of the Bossa Nova and its relationship to popular music of the world. With her debut album, she weaves Portuguese lyrics around traditional themes, enlisting a suitable ensemble for accurate support. The singers alto voice remains light and flexible, as she interprets songs of romance, placid landscapes, and interpersonal relationships."
Jim Santella (Cadence Magazine) October 2003