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Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso
     

Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso

by Mike Marshall
 
Choro Famoso is an ad hoc pair of groups of Bay Area-based Brazilian and jazz musicians who are fueling multi-faceted mandolinist Mike Marshall's ongoing affair with Brazilian music. As a result, Marshall's second Brazilian-rooted release on his own Adventure Music label is a livelier affair than his more sparsely populated first release,

Overview

Choro Famoso is an ad hoc pair of groups of Bay Area-based Brazilian and jazz musicians who are fueling multi-faceted mandolinist Mike Marshall's ongoing affair with Brazilian music. As a result, Marshall's second Brazilian-rooted release on his own Adventure Music label is a livelier affair than his more sparsely populated first release, Serenata. This time, the groove is almost constant, ever-so-gently swinging, loaded with easygoing melodies that evoke the shores of Rio but not without a touch of an intimate homegrown Windham Hill sensibility. Marshall works with a quintet on the first seven tracks -- himself on mandolin, Carlos Oliveira on nylon-string guitar, Andy Connell on clarinet and soprano sax, and percussionists Michael Spiro and Brian Rice. On the last three tracks, Marshall expands to a septet, retaining Oliveira and adding Jamie Bell on guitar, Harvey Wainapel on reeds, Aaron Johnston on surdo, Dennis Broughton on pandeiro, and Steve Robertson on tamborim -- and that gives the rhythms of "Noites Cariocas" and "Luis Americano na P.R.E." a jet-propelled jump start. Marshall sounds perfectly at home in the Brazilian grooves, and the whole CD goes down easily in just 40 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Adventure Music
UPC:
0823421100926
catalogNumber:
1009
Rank:
149942

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Marshall   Primary Artist,Mandolin
Dennis Broughton   Pandeiro
Andy Connell   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Michael Spiro   Percussion
Harvey Wainapel   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Aaron Johnston   Surdo
Steve Robertson   Tamborim
Jamie Bell   Guitar (Nylon String)
Carlos Vinícius Oliveira   Guitar (Nylon String)

Technical Credits

Paulinho da Viola   Composer
Severinho Araujo   Composer
Mike Marshall   Producer,Engineer
Maestro Amilso Godoy   Composer
Carlos Vinícius Oliveira   Composer
Richard Zirinsky   Executive Producer

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