Album: Tania Maria, Tempo (Naive)


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This is one of those sparse, beautifully recorded albums that can also work as an ambient mood-enhancer.

Veteran Brazilian pianist/singer Tania Maria is partnered by the double-bassist Eddie Gomez (a Bill Evans-sideman for many years), on eight duo tracks whose delicate yet insistent swing never sounds too forced or too limp.

There's a nice balance between vocals and instrumentals and if you tire of Maria, Gomez's plucking is a marvel throughout.