2019 remastered CD reissue.
"She carries in her throat the DNA of Latin American culture. It's a feeling. It's like how do you describe the perfect blues. She could be incredibly sensual and at times dark and deep and motherly at some times. She can also be a child, There are all these archetypes that people connect to in her voice."
"Duos II" (Sunnyside) Souza comes from a sterling Brazilian musical background; her mother and father are both well-known songwriters. She likes to say that her voice is her true instrument, and she's right, but her simple description fails to give full credit to the breadth of her art. As the title suggests, this is Souza's second album conceived as voice and guitar combinations, and the results are mesmerizing. The material — except for Antonio Carlos Jobim's exquisite "Modinha" — will not be especially familiar to American audiences, but the intimacy of Souza's performances transcends familiarity and language.
LA Times, Don Heckman, May 29, 2005
"Ms. Souza doesn't mess around: over the last five years her albums have shown her to be an impressive singer of jazz and Brazilian music..."
The New York Times
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