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"Guida's crisp voice beautifully and wittily conveys the emotion of each lyric. What sets her apart is her incredible, effortless facility for scat... scatting purely and magically...Soul Eyes finds Guida jubiliantly walking the listener through the history of jazz and the Great American Songbook... Guida's brilliance and charm will win over the most cynical heart."

- Jonathan Widran
   All Music Guide

"Moving... sheer beauty... Guida has solid jazz instincts and she really shines... delightfully swinging."
Curtis Davenport
Jazz Improv Magazine's NY Jazz Guide

“…beauty and obvious heartfelt devotion to her craft… a seasoned performer… Guida’s selection of songs shows her passionate side, her genteel comic view, and the enormous vocal range she controls. Soul Eyes is a calling card for an important new vocal stylist, and this CD is one of the finer collections of old favorite songs that have come out in a while.”
- Grady Harp

"...Exquisite; a real treat for the ears... sensational scatting; would surely make Coltrane smile... velvet vocals; pure style and emotion!"
- Susan Lozinak

“Crisp, sharp, and innovative expression… Unlike most debut efforts, Guida claims her place on this label with a strong signature, permanently embossed on her future. The lady has it!”
- Karl Stober

"Maria Guida is a unique song stylist who sings with a genuine love and respect for the American songbook. She captures all the emotions."
- Jim Luce; Producer, Caramoor Jazz Festival

"Maria Guida offers a breath of fresh air in an already crowded field on her debut album, Soul Eyes... a warm and expressive voice... this is a good listen!"
- Michael P. Gladstone
   All About Jazz

“Scott Yanow describes her as ‘a very appealing singer with a warm voice and the ability to express the hidden beauty found in superior lyrics.’ Actually, she’s much better than that: able to deftly navigate the treacherous “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing” and surefooted when she speeds up… choice cuts here.”
- Tom Hull
   On the Web, Jazz Prospecting

"Maria is a wonderful singer, so treat your ears to a fine musical treat!"
- Sheila Jordan

"Maria Guida sings with great passion and sensitivity to the story-telling of songs."
- Fred Hersch

"SOUL EYES is a very impressive debut. It makes one look forward not only to Maria Guida's future recordings, but to the opportunity to see her perform this classic material live."
- Scott Yanow, Linernotes; Author of nine jazz books,    including "Swing", "Bebop" & "Jazz On Film"

"Ms. Guida's debut recording is a treat. She has a heckuva voice; nice range, good phrasing... I'll be seeking out future recordings!"
- Doug Boynton

"Maria has a beautiful voice, and she always sings from the heart."
- Bruce Barth



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