Mania De Vocé
(Funny Baby Face Records)
A native of Tokyo, Japan, Yuko Ito started her early music career when she founded the female rock band "Sissy Boy" in Tokyo and produced two CDs--Marcy's Factory, and Kick Off Boys. In 1994, she relocated to the U.S. to continue her music education, earning a degree from the City College of New York in jazz vocal performance. The young vocalist's latest release documents her evolution, from her previously rebellious rock attitude to her current artistic maturity, derived from the songstress' immersion in the passionately rhythmic world of Brazilian music. Mania De Vocé is a warm collection of Brazilian standards penned by a wide range of illustrious composers, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, Luiz Gonzaga, Rita Lee, Carlinhos Brown...