Hamilton de Holanda Quintet | Brasilianos

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by Hamilton de Holanda Quintet

Brazilian mandolinist Holanda's new recording, his first with this incredible Quintet, which features Daniel Santago on guitar, Andre Vaconcellos on bass, Marcio Bahia on drums and special guest, Gabriel Grossi on harmonica.
Genre: Brazilian: World Traditions
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1. Pedra da Macumba
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2. Brasilianos
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4:35 album only
3. Baiao Brasil
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4. Cacua
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5:12 album only
5. 01 Byte 10 Strings
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6:23 album only
6. For You To Stay
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4:28 album only
7. Small Country Train
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8. Longing For The Future
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9. Waltz In B
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10. Procession
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11. Forever
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12. Minor Pain
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13. Hermeto Is Playing
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Album Notes
In the legacy of such great Brazilian mandolinists as Jacob de Bandolim, Joel Nascimento and Armandinho, Hamilton de Holanda stands out like a beacon for the future of Brazilian music today. Considered one of the great virtuosos to ever play the instrument, Hamilton was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1976 and has quickly revolutionized the state-of-the-art form and created a new standard of musicianship and creativity that is unparalled today.

De Holanda has developed a thorough polyphonic playing technique, as well as an enriched timbre and percussive palette on his extended range mandolin ( he has an added low C string ).

Hamilton's charismatic and communicative enthusiasm onstage, his flawless playing and his sophisticated harmonic and rhythmic sense make him one of the most remarkable musicians of this new generation performers and composers.

In just a few short years touring and recording, Hamilton has already performed with some of the top names in acoustic music and jazz. He has worked with Mike Marshall, Hermeto Pascoal, Joao Bosco, Marco Pereira, Richard Galliano and Cesarea Evora, to name just a few. "Brasilianos" marks De Holanda's debut for Adventure Music and features some of the most talented musicians in Brazil on this, their first recording as a Quintet.


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Mark Adams

Completely fantastic
This is a truly brilliant CD. The compositions are refreshingly original, with great arrangements and melodies and there is astonishingly tight ensemble playing and absolutley stupendous soloing, not to mention an absolutely smoking rhythm section.

This music doesn't fall squarely within the category of "jazz", I suppose because of the instrumentation and nationality of the musicians, but if these guys were american, their fame would be assured, they are absolutely the equal of the Pat Methenys and Bela Flecks etc.

PS: Why isn't CD Baby selling the equally fabulous (and very hard to obtain) Brasilianos 2 CD as well?

Lasse Myren

I am a novice when it comes to brasilien music, but ..... this is, to me, one of the most brilliant albums this year; latin jazz-music that doesn't try to be so cool all the time, melodies in front of the groove (Not the other way around), and just awfully dexterous .

Wendy Nelson

This instrumental album is full of life. The band takes us to Brazil & we enjoy every minute of the trip. There's enough variety to include any listener & the polished sound would make one think these musicians were much older than they appear. There's plenty of harmonica by Gabriel Grossi which makes this a perfect addition to my radio program. I'll continue to play from this excellent album.

Glauber Ribeiro

Best mandolin CD of the year
Hamilton de Holanda is beyond awesome; he's one of the most original instrumentists to emerge from the fertile soil of Brazil. His phrasing in this CD is exciting, his voicings are to die for, the band is flawless (adding the harmonica was a nice touch). Hamilton has one foot firmly planted on Brazil's rich musical traditon, as the other foot ventures into the uncharted waters of modern free jazz. The result is - in one word - wonderful! I recommend this CD highly.