Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vocal CD of the Month - "Tania Maria: It's Only Love"

Vocal CD of the Month
Tania Maria: "It's Only Love" (BHM)

Rating: ***** (music content & sonic quality)
Produced by Olaf Stötzler & Axel Gutzler
An explosive, vibrant and electrifying Tania Maria concert with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, arranged & conducted by Jörg Achim Keller, except on "Come With Me" and "Dear Dee Vee," which were scored by Torsten Maab. The brilliant Brazilian composer/singer/pianist sounds great as... always!
Highlights: "Valeu," "Confusion," "It's Only Love," and the instrumentals "Chuleta" and "Eruption." Recorded live on February 9, 2007 at Centralstation Darmstadt, in Germany, and released now in 2010, it's a massive set, full of energy, superb vocal performances, great solos, and high vibes, one of the Top 5 albums in Tania Maria's discography. Hope to see a video issue of this concert someday!
An extraordinary expatriated talent, acclaimed in the USA, Europe and Asia, she remains ignored in her native country.

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