Mixing it up with covers and originals, vocals and instrumentals, Maria's passion and personality is laid bare. She gets Carnival-festive on Sentado A Beira Do Caminho" and Dear Dee Vee" as Gomez supplies a funky pulse. She shows off her accomplished rhythmic technique on those tunes as well as her own Monk-like song Yeah Man." Selections like Estate" and Bronzes E Cristas" reveal her softer, more sentimental side. Gomez plays the perfect partner, providing his upper register harmonic counterpoint and delivering some lyrically appealing comping on A Chuva Caiu" and soloing on Tempo."
In entering her fifth decade as a recording artist, Tania Maria shows no sign of letting up. Her aura still shines through on music made by merely your voice, piano, and Eddie Gomez's bass. Her Tempo is a simple pleasure from a true living icon of Brazilian music supported by a living icon of American jazz.