Tania Maria

The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This 1998 sampler has a dozen Tânia Maria selections taken from five of her Concord recordings dating from 1980-1983 and 1993. As is always true of a Tânia Maria recording, the somewhat lightweight performances work well as Latin pop/jazz party music. Whether playing keyboards or singing, Maria always displays plenty of spirit and enthusiasm. Nine of the dozen selections are hers, although Maria's rendition of the standard "Cry Me a River" is one of the highlights. A decent overview of her two Concord periods.

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