Brazilian bossa nova singer Joyce's jazzy, sultry version of the Beatles '"A Hard Day's Night" is the centerpiece of a solidly subtle 2003 album that also includes an homage to another Joyce (James) as well as a Nordic tinge courtesy of keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft.
By Dave Stelfox on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Joyce Silveira Palhano de Jesus is widely recognised as being among the most important names in contemporary Brazilian music. Since cementing her reputation with 1968's still delightful eponymous debut album, the sin...
By Richard Gehr on 04.22.11 in Reviews
This rather quirky and mostly acoustic album delivers a refreshing respite from the overproduced and flagrantly commercial albums Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil released during the '80s and '90s. Recorded in Nor...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
Five music critics discuss the best, worst, and most significant moments in Latin music this year.
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.14 in Reviews
For all the quality mining of African oldies over three and a half decades, it's not as if the coffers have been exhausted. Far from it, especially judging from this nonstop display of one of the great bands of the Congo...