Tudo is Joyce’s first studio album in a decade formed entirely of the Brazilian icon’s original compositions. Tudo – meaning ‘everything’ in Portuguese – showcases Joyce’s remarkable vocals, which gently float over the classic genres of Brazilian music. This charming and captivating record amalgamates the sounds that personify Brazil and celebrates the talent of one of its most passionate voices, described as ‘one of the greatest singers of all time’ by the legendary Tom Jobim.
With the vibrant and contagious swing of the opening track “Quero Ouvir JoÃ£o”, the delicious rhythm of a train crossing the country in “Boiou”, the romantic broken hearted sounds of “Sem Poder DanÃ§ar” and the delicate harmonies of “Claude et Maurice”, Joyce creates an effervescent trip that makes this album unique. Since the beginning of her musical adventures, in her warm hometown, Rio de Janeiro, Joyce, then only 16 years old, already demonstrated an amazing talent. In 1980 she released her breakthrough album “Feminina”, where she portrayed the multiple facets of women, with defying lyrics and infatuating voice that catapulted her to stardom in Brazil and around the world. Since then, she’s been recording and touring, building an astonishing 44 years career that shows no sign of slowing down and gives us another beautiful work of art with TUDO.
TUDO was recorded in Biscoito Fino Studios in Rio de Janeiro in March 2012, co-produced by Joyce and her long time life partner Tutty Moreno, here also responsible for the drums and percussion. This project also features Mauricio Maestro on vocal arrangements. Maestro already collaborated with Joyce on previous Far Out releases like the seminal 1976 album ‘Visions of Dawn’ as well as being the mastermind behind the psychedelic journey that is ‘Upside Down’.
After 15 years and 10 albums released with Far Out Recordings, TUDO sees Joyce bringing a fresh breeze to the music scene once again with the jazzy elegance of her unparalleled voice.