This album is about the subtleties and the deep truths that may be painful as well as joyous - and the beautiful sounds and words of the Brazilian and Portuguese popular song forms. Maria de Fatima masterfully exposes every feeling and nuance that lies hidden within these songs. She sings with a clear, lean tone stripped of the superfluous, leaving the lead role to the atmosphere of the text. And such evocative lyrics, interpreted in de Fatima’s unique style, so at home with the songs’ intent, so far away from any of the clichés that commonly creep into Bossa Nova and Fado - a synthesis of elements from contemporary jazz, Brazilian music, and Fado - captivatingly compelling music.
Musical performance ***** Sonic quality *****
Fono Forum (Germany)
Musical Performance: ***** Sonic Quality *****
"Maria de Fatima managed to pull from the first note under her spell Dise CD proves to be a great mix of Brazilian music and fado, mixed with. a dash of jazz feeling - and received excellent it is at that..."
Thomas Hintze - Audiophile - 22 February 2013