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Maria Rita Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Sep 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Brazil
  • ASIN: B000BNKACO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,076,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On the right track 7 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
In this long awaited second album from the daugther of the "diva" Ellis Regina all the tracks are worth listening to again and again. After the huge sucess of her first album the young woman that keeps saying that her long departed mother is irreplaceble joins with several of the most famous brazilian composers - including her elder brother Marcelo - to bring us an unforgettable experience: her voice echoes the tone of that of her mother's but is unique and carachteristic; the choice of songs is wonderful, joining brazilian rythms with other latin influences (Buena Vista Social Club seems to continue to influence Maria Rita) and blues and jazz nuances.

For those who understand Portuguese the lyrics are superb and an wonderfull theme for reflection and are served by an astounding interpretation.

All in all a worthwhile second (Segundo) album. Highly recommended.

I was fortunate enough to be present on a live concert of Maria Rita where she interpreted songs from this and from her first album. it was a unique experience. Maria Rita is a wonderful person, a outstanding communicator, a charismatic performer and her presence on the stage confirms my opinion that she has many points of contact with her late mother.

As with many great singers she doesn't know how to read a score, all her interpretations rely only on her ears. Which it is strange: her father and at least one of her brothers are composers, great musicians, who write and read music scores.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGICAL PLEASURES, HIDDEN TREASURES - 2006 LATIN GRAMMY WINNER 9 Oct 2005
By RBSProds - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Five AMAZING Stars! WOW! Maria Rita is a true MPB SUPERSTAR, like her mom! Her voice is pure velvet MAGIC! My friend says Maria RIta has the whole country of Brazil SPELLBOUND. This CD reportedly went platinum the first day and a year later won the 2006 Latin Grammy for MPB, making Maria Rita 'two for two' in Latin Grammies for her first 2 CDs. Track 1, "Caminho das Aguas", won the 2006 Latin Grammy for Best MPB Song. Maria Rita is HOT! 'Middle-aged fans' of the late Super Diva, Elis Regina, and ace pianist/arranger Cesar Carmago Mariano are now 'groupies' of their daughter. Younger fans are calling her "our Elis".

This CD, recorded live in the studio, catches her rising star in mid-flight, after a great personal tragedy: the death of her mentor, Producer Tom Capone, to whom it is dedicated. Her selection of talented musicians and interesting songs continues to be flawless and perfect to her needs. And she has become more daring: in this case, ramping down to just VOICE AND TRIO. Tiago Costa on piano, Sylvinho Mazzucca on bass, and the muscular drummer Cuca Teixeira complete the group. Daring, indeed for a sophomore effort! Songs are emotionally captivating, rhythmically sophisticated, and repeated hearings reveal HIDDEN TREASURES. Jazzy and tropical like her triple Latin Grammy winning debut CD: "Maria Rita", she has created her own niche in MPB with a voice and style that's instantly recognizable.

'Pieces D'Resistance', the best of the best, are everywhere.
"Caminho das Aguas" (Path of Waters), so reminiscent of songs her mother sang, is a wonderful kick-off song showing her clear voice and nuances. It became a hit single and took the Latin Grammy as Best MPB Song in 2006 for composer Rodrigo Maranhao. "Recado" (Message) shows her vocal gymnastic capabilities and Tiago lays down a 'killer' solo and 'comping' behind her. The ballad "Casa Pre-Fabricada" is almost beautiful beyond words. On the DVD, composer Marcelo Camelo is visibly overcome by this performance, holding MR in a long, long embrace. Heck, it wiped me out, too. "Muito Pouco" is a tango-like 'Tour De Force' which, along with "Despidida" and "Mal Intento", may be the three best performances of all. "Minha Alma" (A Paz Que Eu N'o Quer) (My Soul (The Peace I Don't Want) rocks hard and sweeps us away as she demonstrates her wonderful articulation. "Feliz" (Happy) is really a jumping blues, a form at which she excels. The bonus track 12 "Conta Outra" (Tell Me Another One) is a live recording catching her clear voice and spellbinding approach to MPB in front of an appreciative crowd. It's the first real hard nod to the samba on the CD and she shows she's a master at the whole Brazilian spectrum. (Leave the CD running on Track 12: at 5 minutes and 26 seconds, there is a hidden bonus song, "Mantra", that is 4 minutes of MESMERIZING singing.) Bravo, Maria Rita and producer Lenine.

Hint to Maria & producers: we're ready for a 'family CD' with Maria, dad Cesar, and the brothers. Instant Platinum CD!!

(Note:
* We all know of the death of Maria Rita's mentor, super producer Tom Capone, in Los Angeles in a traffic accident on the very night of her 3 Latin Grammy triumph for the CD "Maria Rita". Just hours after MR and Tom embraced on stage in triumph. Maria was able to recover and respond with this fabulous CD, a great musical dedication to Capone's memory. Her future is bright and she's taking us with her. I'm sure dad Cesar Camargo Mariano and her brothers are so proud, as Elis and Tom Capone would have been of her award-winning sophomore effort and her amazing career as arguably the most sought-after Brazilian female singer.
* BTW, "Rita" is from her namesake, close family friend & famed rocker Rita Lee and is pronounced "HEE'-Ta".)
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Soulful Than Her First CD. 9 Oct 2005
By Charlie N. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had been looking forward to this CD for months after seeing her in concert. The style of this record is a bit softer and more romantic than the first CD; Maria Rita's style is a bit more refined than before. At first, I was a bit surprised because I really liked the variety of the first CD, but after listening to this one a few times I really like it.

My two favorite songs are 4) Mal Intento and 12) Contra Outra. The first is a spanish love song with a nice rhythm and the second is an upbeat live track. My first impression was that Maria Rita had done what Bebel Gilberto did - go from a varied, lively style to a mature sound that maybe didn't command as much interest. But I think that's unfair and that anyone who has learned to appreciate this Brazilian music will like this CD very much. Her voice is still amazing no matter what. I would highly recommend this CD.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally speechless 12 Dec 2005
By Mr Groovy 70s - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ever since buying this CD about a month ago, I just have have been playing it non-stop. Music catchy? IRRESISTABLE. There are so many other positive qualities that cannot be used to describe this album, except that it is SO cool, jazzy, and upbeat.

Maria Rita is definitely a multi-talented artist who knows how to maintain a sense of clarity as well as warmth in her music.

Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 9 are quite worth noting.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artistic Exploration 11 Oct 2005
By Only Comment On Stuff I love - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First time reviewer, but I'm feeling strongly about this.

Time and again, you will enjoy how Maria Rita takes risks with the minimal approach -- often simply "torch" piano, percussion and vocals.

She succeeds because she fills a song with her voice and expression/interpretation. This is a real artist, who grabs the listener with less and leaves them with more. The arrangements are spare and elegant.

Wow, this is some talent. Those who love her mother's (Elis Regina) wonderful contributions will find her daughter to be equally captivating as a musical force, but far more discerning. I find my ear trusting her incredible control of pitch and breath. She is expressive, but never leaves the music behind. This is an extremely intimate production.

You will listen over and over to this. It's like Brazilian jazz on haiku.

Enjoy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGICAL PLEASURES, HIDDEN TREASURES -"SEGUNDO" CD/DVD 5 Oct 2005
By RBSProds - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Five AMAZING Stars! WOW! Maria Rita is a true MPB SUPERSTAR, like her mom! Her velvet voice is pure MAGIC! My Brazilian friend says Maria RIta has the whole country SPELLBOUND. The CD reportedly went platinum the first day and a year later won the 2006 Latin Grammy for MPB. And this CD/"Making Of" DVD went straight to the top of the charts as of October 2005. Maria Rita is HOT!!! 'Middle-aged fans' of the late Super Diva, Elis Regina, and ace pianist/arranger Cesar Carmago Mariano are now 'groupies' of their daughter. LOL. Her shows are sold out from New York City to Lisbon, Portugal to Rio De Janiero. BTW, "Rita" is pronounced "Hee-ta".

This CD catches her rising star in midflight, after a great personal tragedy: the accidental death of her mentor, producer Tom Capone, to whom this recording is dedicated. The DVD brings us right into the studio to hear the conversations (with English subtitles, among other languages) about the songs. "Despidida" was a toughie to conquer but she 'torched' it in triumph. Song lyrics are not translated, however. Her selection of talented musicians and interesting songs continues to be flawless and perfect to her needs. And she has become more daring: in this case, ramping down to just VOICE AND TRIO. Tiago Costa sizzles on piano, the bouyant Sylvinho Mazzucca on bass, and the muscular drummer Cuca Teixeira complete the group. Daring, indeed for a sophomore effort! Songs are emotionally captivating, rhythmically sophisticated, and repeated hearings reveal HIDDEN TREASURES. Jazzy and tropical like her triple Latin Grammy winning debut CD: "Maria Rita", she has created her own niche in MPB with a voice and style that's instantly recognizable.

'Pieces D'Resistance', the best of the best, are everywhere. "Caminho das Aguas" (Path of Waters), so reminiscent of songs her mother sang, is a wonderful kick off song showing her clear voice and nuances. It was a hit single in Brazil and won the 2006 Latin Grammy for Best MPB song for composer Rodrigo Maranhao. "Recado" (Message) shows her rhythmically gymnastic capabilities and Tiago lays down a 'killer' solo and 'comping' behind her. The ballad "Casa Pre-Fabricada" is almost beautiful beyond words. On the DVD, composer Marcelo Camelo is visibly overcome by the performance as he and Maria embrace. Heck, me too. "Minha Alma" (A Paz Que Eu N'o Quer) (My Soul (The Peace I Don't Want) rocks hard and sweeps us away as she demonstrates her wonderful articulation. "Feliz" (Happy) is really a blues, a form at which she excels. The bonus track "Contra Outra" (Against One Another) is a live recording catching her clear voice and spellbinding approach to MPB in front of an appreciative crowd. It's the first real nod to the samba on the CD and she shows she's a master at the whole Brazilian spectrum. (Leave the CD running on track 12, at 5 minutes and 26 seconds there is a hidden bonus song.) Bravo, Maria Rita and producer Lenine.

Hint to Maria & producers: we're ready for a 'family CD' with Maria, dad Cesar, and the brothers. Instant Latin Grammy!!

(Note: We all know of the death of Maria Rita's mentor, super producer Tom Capone in a traffilc accident in Los Angeles early in the morning after her 3 Latin Grammy triumph for the CD "Maria Rita". Just hours after Tom and Maria embraced on stage in truimph. Maria was able to recover and respond with this fabulous CD and DVD, a great musical dedication to Tom Capone's memory. The future is so bright and she's taking us with her. I'm sure dad Cesar Camargo Mariano and her brothers are so proud, as Elis and Tom Capone would have been.)
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