Brasilianos

Brasilianos

by Hamilton de Holanda
     
 

At age 30, Hamilton de Holanda is arguably the most virtuosic mandolinist in Brazil today, a worthy successor to the legacies of Armandinho, Joel Nascimento, and the late Jacob do Bandolim. On Brasilianos, performing on a 10-stringSee more details below

Overview

At age 30, Hamilton de Holanda is arguably the most virtuosic mandolinist in Brazil today, a worthy successor to the legacies of Armandinho, Joel Nascimento, and the late Jacob do Bandolim. On Brasilianos, performing on a 10-string version of the instrument, de Holanda fronts Hamilton de Holanda Quintet featuring Daniel Santiago on acoustic guitar, André Vasconcellos on electric bass, Márcio Bahia on drums, and Gabriel Grossi on the chromatic harmonica. Out of the gate, from the first moments of the opening track "Pedra da Macumba," de Holanda and band establish their superior jazz chops, executing complex time changes and deftly navigating tricky melodic and harmonic variations. De Holanda is a speed demon on the track, spilling out rippling lead runs, which the supporting musicians have no trouble keeping up with. But technique and tempo are not the only tricks they have up their sleeves. The band returns to the quick pace on occasion (the back-to-back "Procession," a Gilberto Gil composition, and "Forever"), but the bulk of the set is gentler and more studied, concerned with conveying emotion rather than impressing. Drawing on, but not enslaved by, the Brazilian samba tradition, de Holanda's complex arrangements on the ballads flirt with jazz and other African-derived traditions while never losing sight of the music's inherently Brazilian properties. But just to remind you that these world-class players are capable of dazzling, the album closes with the ridiculously intricate "Hermeto Is Playing," whose title nods to the notoriously eccentric Brazilian jazz master Hermeto Pascoal and would no doubt please his outré sensibilities..

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Adventure Music
UPC:
0823421102623
catalogNumber:
1026
Rank:
182437

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Tracks

  1. Pedra Da Macumba  - Hamilton de Holanda
  2. Brasilianos  - Hamilton de Holanda
  3. Baião Brasil  - Hamilton de Holanda
  4. Caçuá  - Hamilton de Holanda
  5. 01 Byte 10 Cordas  - Hamilton de Holanda
  6. For You to Stay  - Hamilton de Holanda
  7. Small Country Train  - Hamilton de Holanda
  8. Longing for the Future  - Hamilton de Holanda
  9. Waltz in B  - Hamilton de Holanda
  10. Procession  - Hamilton de Holanda
  11. Forever  - Hamilton de Holanda
  12. Minor Pain  - Hamilton de Holanda
  13. Hermeto Is Playing  - Hamilton de Holanda

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hamilton de Holanda   Primary Artist
Marcio Bahia   Drums
Andre Vasconcellos   Electric Bass
Gabriel Grossi   Harmonica
Daniel Santiago   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Gilberto Gil   Composer
Zélia Duncan   Composer
Carlinhos Freitas   Mastering
Chris Pew   Graphic Design
Hamilton de Holanda   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Daniel Santiago   Arranger
Marcos Portinari   Poetry,Producer,Executive Producer
Gwen Terpstra   Graphic Design

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