Mendes, Maria

Justin Time, 2023CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Portuguese vocalist Maria Mendes follows her award winning studio album Close to Me with a live concert recording, Saudade, Color of Love with pianist John Beasley conducting the 30-piece Metropole Orkest. The live performance in Amsterdam offers a spontaneous dimension. The collaboration yields beautiful, original music in a space that affords room for jazz improvisation leading to an impressive engagement. “Quando Eu Era Pequenina”, “Verdes Anos”, and “Meu Pobre Capitão“ are among the best in a vibrant performance.


Publicist: D. L. Media