Maysa

Maysa

performed by Maysa Monjardim, 1936-1977, Darren Abraham, fl. 1985, Ross Anderson, fl. 1990, Miles Bould, fl. 1989, Patrick Clahar, fl. 1989, Graham Harvey, fl. 1990, Ray Hayden, Tim Heintz, Peter Dacosta Hinds, Randy Hope-Taylor, fl. 1991, Mark James, 1940-, Bashiri Johnson, 1955-, Joe Mardin, fl. 1976, Jason Rebello, 1969-, Rex Rideout, fl. 1990, Kevin Robinson, fl. 1980-2000, Fayyaz Hussein Virji, 1960- and Ira Siegel (Universal Classics & Jazz, 1995), 59 mins

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Field of Interest
Jazz
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
59 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Rhythm & Blues, Smooth Jazz
Label
Universal Classics & Jazz
Performer
Maysa Monjardim, 1936-1977, Darren Abraham, fl. 1985, Ross Anderson, fl. 1990, Miles Bould, fl. 1989, Patrick Clahar, fl. 1989, Graham Harvey, fl. 1990, Ray Hayden, Tim Heintz, Peter Dacosta Hinds, Randy Hope-Taylor, fl. 1991, Mark James, 1940-, Bashiri Johnson, 1955-, Joe Mardin, fl. 1976, Jason Rebello, 1969-, Rex Rideout, fl. 1990, Kevin Robinson, fl. 1980-2000, Fayyaz Hussein Virji, 1960-, Ira Siegel
UPC (Physical)
00011105700122
Release Date
1995-09-06
Review
Maysa showed a lot of promise on this self-titled debut album, which recalls the late-'70s and early-'80s output of soul divas like Chaka Khan, Alicia Myers and Phyllis Hyman, and sometimes shows quiet storm leanings. Most of the songs that the big-voiced, expressive Maysa turns her attention to are straight-up R&B, although she ventures into jazz fusion territory when she scats her way through the Brazilian-influenced "J.F.S." (which is the type of song that wouldn't have been out of place on a Flora Purim, Raul DeSouza or George Duke album of the '70s). At a time when a lot of R&B recordings were entirely electronic, Maysa's producers favor a sleek yet fairly organic approach and combine keyboards with real bass, real guitar, real drums and real horns. Ranging from decent to excellent, Maysa enjoyed some airplay on NAC stations but didn't make the singer a huge name in the R&B world. Nonetheless, this CD is worth searching for if you're an R&B lover. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
Subject
Jazz, Popular Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Smooth Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Smooth Jazz, Rhythm & Blues
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Smooth Jazz, Rhythm & Blues

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