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Amazing reviews for I Remember Rio
“This Memphis-Soul seasoning is what places this recording apart from the myriad of other recordings devoted to Brazilian music (reflecting Swiney's time spent as a background singer for Al Green). Whether Swiney sings tried-and-true Bossa Nova like ‘Dindi’ and ‘Girl from Ipanema’ or her original (and humorous) ‘Bossa Nova Casanova,’ Swiney makes this long-popular style of music with her deep Memphis roots.”
C. Michael Bailey - All About Jazz
"I Remember Rio, is an homage to the music of Brazil, with compositions that evoke both the gyrating rhythms of city life and the sand-lapped cadences of the beach."
Brian Zimmerman - Jazziz
"Deborah Swiney brings a strong and Sarah Vaughan-esque voice to deliver soulful reads of Brazilian on this infectious release."
George W. Harris - Jazz Weekly
" This is a great showcase for not just Swiney, but the entire Memphis jazz community."
Alex Greene - Memphis Flyer
"A tasty vocal outing that hits all the right notes, this is a real treat for those who like their samba with a new kind of sway to it."
Chris Spector - Midwest Record