“it's a great version and you did a great job. In my opinion, for a tune that historically has few dynamics, the energy between you and Sandro [Feliciano on percussion] makes the song. I love the guitar figure and the simplified chords but the vocal and drums give the song urgency and passion. I don't hear that in other versions...”
~ Greg Porée
Waters of March was named the all-time best Brazilian song in 2001. It was a poll conducted by Brazil’s leading daily newspaper, Folha de São Paulo including more than 200 Brazilian journalists, musicians and other artists.
Most recordings of this Jobim classic possess one dynamic. This interpretation is therefore a welcome departure. The central musical idea stems from a harp-like, arpeggiated guitar figure, whereas the simplified harmonic structure puts more focus on the rhythm and vocal that tell the story in a very compelling way. Darrell Diaz’ piano is very sustained, almost string like, and is a nice contrast to the drums and double bass by one of the guest players, Joe Ayoub.
Written by Jobim in the early seventies, Águas de Março was first released in 1972. The song incorporates samba and maracutu influences. He wrote the original lyrics in Portuguese and a second version followed in English.
The London-born artist Frances Livings can be heard on a variety of recordings. Besides music, she has worked as a designer,
has earned a PhD in art history and is the founder of the music production company Moontraxx. Drawing from these different life experiences has made her ability to both craft and tell a story very unique....more