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Mike Marshall/Hamilton de Holanda Record Brazilian/Americana Jazz CD


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Few musicians on the planet can do what mandolinist Mike Marshall does. Sometimes, as in this recording project, we actually have to go to the other side of the globe to match musical wits and kinetic mandolin prowess. Mission accomplished in this magnificent recording, teaming the American versatile veteran with the 30-year-old Brazilian superstar bandolimist, Hamilton de Holanda. Marshall quips about his “Brother," the “Monster from WAY down South..."

Brandishing an arsenal of Loar-era Gibson mandolin, 10-string (Terici Ribeiro) custom bandolim, a bouzouki and mandocello, the twosome fill the harmonic strata high and low with a wide range of melodic, harmonic and percussive texture. Marshall is well known for his past artistic architectural proficiencies in a duo environment. Partnering with the likes of Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Darol Anger and a myriad of other musical monsters in his first Choro CD “Brasil Duets," including Bla Fleck, Andy Narrell, Michael Manring, Jovino Santos Neto, and wife, violinist Kaila Flexer, among others. He's always been able to adapt and exploit the wide-open sonic terrain with competent others, filling with interesting nuance and comprehensive compositional structure. Heart of the project is gorgeous, rich Choro heritage from the Brazilian giants, Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Nazareth, Garota, and some lush Hermeto Pascoal.

Newly released, the duo's CD, New Words has been reviewed in the JazzMando.com “Artist Spotlight."

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