Joyce Moreno is a Brazilian singer-songwriter firmly rooted in the jazz genre described by Antonio Carlos Jobim as: "One of the greatest singers alive!" and hailed by Giles Peterson as being: "One of the crown jewels of Brazilian music...". With 'Raiz' ("roots") Moreno looks back on the early days of her fifty year long career. Already at the tender age of fifteen Joyce was invited by Roberto Menescal to join him for the recording of his 'Sambacana' album. On 'Raiz' Moreno presents a number of classics from bossa nova (Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'O Morro Não Tem Vez' and 'Desafinado', Nara Leão's 'Tristeza De Nós Dois', Baden Powell's 'Canto De Yansan') and Brazilian jazz. To come full circle this time it was Joyce who invited Roberto Menescal to join her on 'Raiz' and together they revamped Menescal's classics 'O Barquinho' and 'Nós E O Mar'.