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Feminina (produced arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman) [2022]

Feminina (produced arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman) [2022]

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Release date: 18th February 2022 | Also available on Bandcamp

This fabled 11 minute+ version of Brazilian icon Joyce's groundbreaking "Feminina" was recorded at Columbia Studios, New York in 1977, for the as yet unreleased Natureza album. Produced, arranged and conducted by the great Claus Ogerman (Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billie Holiday... the list goes on), Natureza would have ostensibly been Joyce's big break to international stardom, but mysteriously, it was never released. With Joyce came fellow Brazilian icon Mauricio Maestro, while Nana Vasconcelos and Tutty Moreno were already living in New York, and Ogerman employed North American jazz legends Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, Buster Williams, Mike Manieri and a full orchestra for the sessions.

In anticipation of the monumental forthcoming Natureza album release via Far Out Recordings, this astonishing version of a true classic gets its first proper 12" vinyl release for Record Store Day 2022. In the spirit of making the release special for Record Store Day, rather than leave it as a single sided 12", Far Out boss called up Joyce to talk about the recording, recorded the conversation, and got it pressed onto the B-side.

Joyce Moreno - lead vocals, lead guitar
Mauricio Maestro - background guitar and backing vocals
Buster Williams - acoustic bass
João Palma - drums
Naná Vasconcelos - percussion
Tutty Moreno - percussion
Mike Manieri - vibes
Warren Bernhardt - keyboards
Joe Farrell - flute solo
Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque, George Marge, Don Hammond, Ray Beckstein - bass flutes
Produced, arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman
Recorded by Frank Laico at Columbia Studios, NYC, 1977
Mixed by Al Schmitt
Interview produced by Josh Tautz
Mastered by Pete Norman @ Finyl Tweek
Photography by Raymond Ross ©Raymond Ross Archives/
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Artwork & design by Alessandro Renaldin


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