Playlist – 10 June 2015: featuring Joyce Moreno

I think I said What a voice! on the show as the last of three tunes from Joyce Moreno’s new album Raiz came to an end. To many lovers of Brazilian music, Joyce is someone special. She started out in the 1960s and has been going strong ever since. I remember going into central London to pay good money for the 1980 vinyl import Feminina and the record has remained a firm favourite ever since. British-based label Far Out has just released her latest album Raiz which is dedicated  to her musical roots and features her interpretations of classic Brazilian tunes. Her husband Tutty Moreno is on drums, there is some fine piano work from Helio Alves, but, above all, you cannot miss that voice….

Here she is with a simply (literally) stunning version of Aguas da Marco (Waters of March). Tutty Moreno is on drums here too.

Also on the show this week was more Eastern European jazz, available at: This comprised  a touch of paradise from Slovakian pianist Pavel Morochovic and his trio on an original  album entitled Awakening ; a tune by Polish quartet  HoTS from Harmony of the Spheres (a title that reminded me of Sun Ra) and Polish quartet Next Generation – check out the trumpet work from Gabriel Sunday.

The Next Generation CD called Live at Jazz Odra also which prompted  a tune from Charles Lloyd’s new live album on Blue Note. Wild Man Dance is a suite recorded live at the Jazz Odra festival – we featured the lengthy opening tune Flying Over the Odra Valley that we have already played on Cosmic Jazz.

Check this all music out via our MixCloud tab and listen out for more varied jazz next week.

  1. HoTS – Marie El from Harmony of the Spheres
  2. Sun Ra – Sunology from A Space Odyssey CD 2 Lift Off
  3. Charles Lloyd – Wild Man Dance from Wild Man Dance
  4. Next Generation – Diversity of Opinions from Live at Jazz Odra
  5. Joyce Moreno – Desafinado/Aquarelado Brasil from Raiz
  6. Joyce Moreno – Tamba from Raiz
  7. Joyce Moreno – Ceu E Mar from Raiz
  8. Pavel Morochovik Trio – Renaissance III – Paradise from Awakening


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