One of the bright new voices in 1980s MPB, Rio's Fatima Guedes first made her mark as a songwriter, then as a song stylist. Here's a quick look at her work...
Fatima Guedes "Fatima Guedes" (EMI-Odeon, 1979)
Fatima Guedes "Fatima Guedes" (EMI-Odeon, 1980)
Fatima Guedes "Lapis De Cor" (EMI-Odeon, 1981)
Fatima Guedes "Muito Prazer" (Polygram, 1983)
Fatima Guedes "Setima Arte" (Polygram, 1985)
Fatima Guedes "Coracao De Louca" (Velas, 1989)
Fatima Guedes "Pra Bom Entendedor" (Velas, 1993)
Fatima Guedes "Grande Tempo" (Velas, 1995)
Fatima Guedes "Muito Intensa" (Velas, 1999)
(Produced by Paulinho Albuquerque)
Jazz-tinged, soft-pop MPB, with delicate, crisp vocals and equally restrained arrangements... This is a little too much on the "classy" side for me, although I found it easy on the ears and wouldn't quite call it goopy or syrupy. As with all her records, the majority of the songs are her own compositions, although several were co-written with other jazz-MPB stars, including Adriana Calcanhoto, Joyce, Ivan Lins and Nei Lopes. Djavan contributes fine duet vocals on one of two songs he co-wrote, "E Serio," while Ze Renato chimes in on the Ivan Lins track, "Perfeito." (Both duet tracks are album highlights.) If you like mellow, measured, mature smooth-jazzish vocals, this is an album you might want to check out.
Fatima Guedes & Eduardo Gudin "Luzes Da Mesma Luz" (Dabliu, 2001)
Fatima Guedes "Outros Tons" (Rob Digital, 2006)
An Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, focussing on some of Jobim's more obscure compositions...
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