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Joyce & Tutty Moreno - Feijão Com Arroz [2007]

Joyce & Tutty Moreno - Feijão Com Arroz [2007]


1. Feijão Com Arroz
2. Penalty

‘Feijão com Arroz’ - ‘Rice and beans’ - might be the simplest of Brazilian dishes yet this track is a master-class in samba-jazz. Joyce and her ‘banda’ blend the basic ingredients of bass, drums, guitar and vocals into a rhapsodic groove that sounds like it could be a lost classic from seminal Joyce albums such as ‘Feminina’ or ‘Tardes Cariocas’.

Joyce weaves a web of sonorous guitar-work in between Tutty’s frenetic cymbal work as her scat lifts the tune high whilst a driving bass-line pushes the groove low, surely putting ‘Feijão Com Arroz’ up there with the likes of ‘Aldeia de Ogum’ and ‘Feminina’.

On the flipside lies ‘Penalty’, a live favourite from Joyce’s recent Japanese tour. Again on paper the ingredients look simple - bass, drums, guitar and vocals - yet in the hands of Joyce and co the elements are blended together to create a celestial-slice of spiritual jazz-dance guaranteed to lift even the weariest of souls.

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