Aquarius, Feat. João Donato (Digipack)
  • Joyce & João Donato
    Joyce & João Donato

Joyce Moreno

Aquarius, Feat. João Donato (Digipack)

Far Out Recordings

Joyce Moreno (vcl, g, arr), João Donato (p, Fender Rhodes, vcl, arr), Jorge Helder (b), Tutty Moreno (d, vcl), Sindinho Moreira (perc), Jesse Sadoc (flh, tp, vcl, arr), Ricardo Pontes (fl, vcl), Mattis Cederberg (b-tb)

Reference: FARO 149 CD

Bar code: 50602115002

Joyce combines her wonderfully expressive swoop and soar vocal with special guest bossa legend João Donato’s peerless pulsating piano and warmly-crafted rhythms. Injecting pure-quality jazz into bossa nova, old-school Brazilian samba and laid back Cuban vibes, ‘Aquarius’ is intricate yet endlessly listenable. Blending breezy ease and elegant sophistication with Donato’s unique stop/start groove this is a special roots session that sounds utterly fresh. Featuring true classics alongside stunning new compositions this gorgeous recording is testament to Joyce’s standing as Brazil’s greatest female singer-songwriter & celebrated international artist.

Together Joyce and Donato have produced their finest modern work. ‘Aquarius’ radiates all the funky spirit of the crossover Brazilian jazz of ‘70s Brazil. Both Joyce and Donato have included new versions of their most famous tracks – ‘Feminina’ and ‘Amazonas’ respectively – while new tracks including the jumping ‘No Fundo Do Mar’ and addictive ‘Xangô É De Baê’ are true standouts. Joyce uses that voice in wonderful solo and memorable duet with Donato’s golden vocal.


01. No fundo do mar (Doato-Moreno) 4:35
02. Amor nas estrelas (Donato-Enio) 3:30
03. Amazonas, Part 2 (Antunes-Cavalvanti-Donato) 3:50
04. Guarulhos Cha Cha Cha (Joyce Moreno) 2:39
05. Caymmi visita Tom (Joyce Moreno) 3:06
06. Xangô é da Baê (Da Conceiçao-Confete-Donato) 2:17
07. Luz da canção (Donato-Moreno) 3:18
08. Feminina (Joyce Moreno) 4:31
09. Aquarius (João Donato) 3:34
10. E passa o carrossel (Doato-Moreno) 3:45
11. E muito mais (Doato-Enio) 3:46
12. Tardes Cariocas (Joyce Moreno) 2:52
13. Chama o Donato (Helder-Moreno) 3:07

Album details

Total time: 44:49 min.

Joyce Moreno (vocals, guitar), João Donato (piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals), Jorge Helder (bass), Tutty Moreno (drums, backing vocals), Sindinho Moreira (percussion), Jesse Sadoc (flugelhorn, trumpet, backing vocals), Ricardo Pontes (flute, backing vocals), Mattis Cederberg (bass trombone).
Arrangements by Jesse Sadoc, João Donato & Joyce Moreno
Recorded & mixed at Tenda da Raposa Studios, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010

Sound engineers: Carlos Fuchs & Eric Medeiros
Mastered by Masami Satoh at Paradise Records
Photography: Ricky Castro
Artwork by Andy Votel

Produced by Kazuo Yoshida & Joyce Moreno
Coordinator: Tatiana Horacio

11,95 €  (tax incl.)

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