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The Best of Tania Maria

  • 1. Don't Go
    2. Made in New York
    3. I Do I Love You
    4. Valeu - (Portuguese)
    5. Bronx
    6. Tanoca Vignette
    7. Chuleta
    8. Please Don't Stay
    9. O Bom E - (Portuguese)
    10. Ca C'Est Bon - (French)
    11. Marguerita
    12. 210 West
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 98634

  • Credits

    Personnel: Tania Maria (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Jim Clouse (saxophone); Lew Soloff (trumpet); Jay Ashby (trombone); Ted Lo, Robbie Kondor (synthesizer); Dan Carillo (guitar); Tom Barney, Anthony Jackson, Leo Traversa, Eddie Gomez (bass); Steve Gadd, Kim Plainfield, Dave Weckl, Buddy Williams (drums); Sammy Figueroa, Steve Thornton, Onex Aquino, Isidro Bobadilha, Don Juarez, Tony Nogueira, Manola Badrena, Luis Conte, Airto Moreira (percussion); Eumir Deodato (drum programming); Tatiana Kressmann (background vocals).
    Producers: Tania Maria, Eric Kressmann.
    Compilation producer: Steven Schenfeld.
    Personnel: Tania Maria (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Dan Carillo (guitar); Jim Clouse (saxophone); Lew Soloff (trumpet); Jay Ashby (trombone); Ted Lo, Robbie Kondor (synthesizer); Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd , Kim Plainfield, Buddy Williams (drums); Don Juarez, Toni Nogueira, Isidro Bobadillo, Onez Aquino, Isidro Bobadiha, Airto Moreira, Luis Conte, Manolo Badrena, Sammy Figueroa, Steve Thornton (percussion); Deodato (drum programming).
    Photographer: Carol Friedman.
    From the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s, Tania Maria held court as a well-known post-Flora Purim Brazilian pop vocalist . Her dazzling piano chops and sexy air made her quite popular on the festival circuit. Maria's previous efforts for the Concord label branded her a fresh voice, but unfortunately these sessions, compiled by the World Pacific label, sound quite samey overall, or like an afterthought. Most of the material is overtly funky with a dash of Latin spice thrown in, the songs emotionally varying from "come here" to "go away," leaving the listener trapped on an emotional roller coaster. To put it mildly, Maria's stance was always quite confusing, while she sometimes presented herself as strictly a party animal. Though her musicianship is unquestioned, and all of this material is composed by her, her style and stance by this point had become clichd -- although at times disarming -- and approached disco. Depending on your level of taste, this collection can be fairly satisfying, but only to the staunchest of fans. ~ Michael G. Nastos

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (12/93, p.46) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the arrangements are more reminiscent of early Return To Forever....unflaggingly pleasant..."
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