Maria João - voz / Mário Laginha - piano
Julian Argüelles - saxofone tenor e soprano
Helge Andreas Norbakken - percussão
Alexandre Frazão - bateria
"Chocolate" is a special album. One can say it commemorates this 25 years long and strong relationship, recovering the first record's same instrumental formation, although with different instrumentalists alongside with Maria João and Mário Laginha. As the 1983 album, "Chocolate" also includes some standards and original themes by the singer and pianist.
"What brings us together is pure love, by the music and for each other, and that's why we chose the name "Chocolate", explains Maria João. For the singer, who "loves chocolate", "the music is delicious, it's like the sounds are little bits of chocolate", said to Diário de Notícias.
This new album will have its live presentations on October the 30th at Casa da Música, Porto, November 25th at Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra, and December the 5th at CCB Main Auditorium, Lisbon.