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2003 release. Far Out Recordings present Just A Little Bit Crazy from legendary Brazilian singer, composer and guitarist Joyce. A fusion of bossa nova, samba, rare Brazilian rhythms and European jazz (courtesy of guest Scandinavian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft), Just A Little Bit Crazy sees Joyce once again pushing both herself and Brazilian music to its limits. During the 1960s, Joyce, alongside the tropicalists, infused conservative Brazilian music with the spirit of '60s counter-culture, creating bossa nova with a feminist edge that gave Brazilian women the voice they had longed for. Jumping to 2004, Joyce wants to make music that's "gender-free". Now focused on widening her musical influences rather than tackling gender issues, Just A Little Bit Crazy is Joyce's most experimental album to date. Joyce explains the vibe: "I wanted to try something different, different grooves, different subjects, and different sounds. I spoke as a woman for more than three decades - now I want to be more involved in the musical aspects of my craft and rather than write about my own feelings talk about the world around me. I also wanted to have the band interacting all the time, to create an album of real live, organic music." Alongside Joyce and Bugge Wesseltoft are: Tutty Moreno (drums), Robertinho Silva (percussion), Teco Cardoso (flutes, sax), Nailor Proveta (clarinet, sax) and producer Rodolfo Stroeter (bass). The classic sambas and bossa novas that Joyce is known for are present, but with the Banda Maluca in tow, Joyce is at her most innovative and playful adding wonderful new twists to her classic style. "Of course, samba is a must in my music, but on this album I also wanted to incorporate other less well known Brazilian styles, for example, 'Chuvisco' is based on a 'xote', a rhythm from the northeast, and 'For Hall' is a mix of 'maracatu' and 'forro'; North eastern Brazilian dances."