Wild is hardly a word we'd use to describe Tania Maria – mostly because we love her smooth jazzy approach to Brazilian material, one that's been honed to a "T" by this point, but never dampened in enthusiasm and honesty. The set's a great one with a strong acoustic group – and titles include "Yatra Ta", "Vem Pra Roda", "2 AM", "Sangria", and the great track "Funky Tamborim". LP, Vinyl record album
Tania Maria —
Taurus ... LP Concord/Picante, 1982. Very Good+ ...
One of Tania Maria's sweet early LPs for Concord, with a nice modern Brazilian groove that differs from her earlier bossa LPs from the 70's, but which still has a beautiful melodic fusion feel to it. Tania plays piano and keyboards, and she's joined by a smooth Bay Area ensemble that includes Eddie Duran on guitar. With the tracks "2 A.M", "Tranquility", "Eruption", and "Que Vengan Los Toros". LP, Vinyl record album
More slickly produced than Tania's earlier albums of bossa jazz from Europe – but a very nice record of mellow fusiony grooves, with some excellent work on the keys from Tania, and her usual bright vocals firmly in place. Jon Lucien guest stars on the track "The Rainbow Of Your Love", which is sort of a snoozer – but there's lots of other nice moments like "Deep Cove View", "Bela Be Bela", "Pour Toi", and the classic "Funky Tamborim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
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Walfredo De Los Reyes, Francisco Hechevarria, Tany —
Walpatacas ... LP Tania, 1981. Used ...
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A great indie salsa session from the early 80s – lots of fire, some great vibes, and even some bass from the legendary Cachao! LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most dramatically poppy albums from Yello – a set that takes their older electric groove and infuses it with a bit more theatrics and dancefloor-styled rhythms! Flag's really the record that probably sums up the mainstream vision of Yello the best – that image of mustachioed Europeans acting goofy in cleverly cartoony music videos, while referencing an imagined nostalgia in definite 80s trappings, and avoiding any real direct attempt at songwriting. Yet amidst the showiness and oddball characters, the core Yello sound is still at the bottom of the mix – lost a bit, to be sure, but still more compelling and longer-lasting than much other electric pop spawned by their generation. Titles include "Tied Up In Red", "Blazing Saddles", "The Race", "Otto Di Cantania", "Tied Up", and "3rd Of June". LP, Vinyl record album