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Tania Maria

Tania Maria
Born: May 9, 1948 in Sao Luis, Brazil
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Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: Brazilian jazz vocalist and pianist Tania Maria's career has spanned over three decades, starting when she was just 13 and she fronted a band of professional musicians organized by her father, who was a metal worker and gifted amateur musician. He had encouraged her to study piano so that she could accompany ...Read full biography
Released: 1981
Label: Concord Picante
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Tania Maria's second Concord release (which, as with her other output, has been reissued on CD) is still one of her best sets. The repertoire -- five of her originals, "Imagine," and "Cry Me a River" -- ...Read full review
Brazil with My Soul
Released: 1970
Label: PO Records
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Tania Maria's debut is a mix of hushed bossa numbers and up-tempo, jazz-inflected sambas that show off the prowess of her nine-piece band. "Zé," which belongs to the latter category, is an original tune ...Read full review