Maria de Fátima - Bahia com 'H' LP
Maria de Fátima - Bahia com 'H' LP (Altercat/Germany)
Standard edition on classic, classy black vinyl. Comes in a gatefold cover with a 12-page booklet with previously unseen photographs and bilingual liner notes (PT/EN) by the mighty producer, journalist and Grammy voting member Arnaldo DeSouteiro.
Listening Notes: Originally released in 1981, I always wondered why/how this sounded like tropical bossa jazz vocals infused with American west coast new agey minimalist synth sounds and thanks to great liner notes, I now know the hows and why. Like so many of her peers, long trips to America to record and tour helped to influence her sound and open it up. The sun and sand album cover perfectly accents the music which is breezy, seductive, and relaxed with strands of both South America of the '50s/'60s and '70s California weaved together
Mood: Smooth driftwood, the smell of coconut, and saltwater drying on sun baked skin
Ethereal, sensual, subtle. Maria de Fátima is that new favourite singer you think you just discovered, but had actually always been there. This Brazilian muse from Tijuca (Rio de Janeiro) has worked and recorded with artists such as Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Chico Buarque and Lincoln Olivetti amongst many others.
We're immensely proud to bring you a deluxe reissue of her only solo album Bahia com H. Recorded in 1981 in Uruguay where Maria had settled with her then husband and synthesizer wizard Hugo Fattoruso (OPA), who also takes on production duties. The album combines Maria's own compositions with her unique takes on some Brazilian classics by Ary Barroso, Denis Brean and Gilberto Gil amongst others, compositions which gain a new significance with Maria's ethereal interpretation and the blended elements of Candombe, in part provided by the all-star line-up of Uruguayan musicians recruited for the recording.
First reissue on vinyl format, preserving the original artwork in its gatefold sleeve, with sound sourced from the original analogue tapes, and with a 12-page booklet with photos from Maria's private archive and liner notes by the mighty producer, journalist, Grammy voting member and living jazz encyclopedia Arnaldo DeSouteiro.