For a limited time you can download for FREE the new CD Brasilianos 3 by the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet.
The composer and mandolin player released his new album with his acclaimed quintet.
Hamilton de Holanda (10 strings mandolin and tenor guitar), André Vasconcellos (acoustic bass), Gabriel Grossi (harmonica), Marcio Bahia(drums), Daniel Santiago (guitar). and executive producer Marcos Portinari.
“This album could be called ‘New CHORO’. Or maybe ‘poetry of the sound’, even ‘Cinematograph’. The songs tell stories that do not need words to be spoken and lived. When the compositions are made, sometimes the scenario is the reason. At other times, melodies, rhythms and harmonies together are the simple reason to be transformed into a new song. Like friends that bump into each other along the way.
Music is also image, smells, and memories. Saudade. Joy, sadness. Love. It can be improvised, can be serious, if it is funny it`s also well worth it, after all humor is good for health. Another thing that also does well is play with friends, and that’s good!
The titles give an idea of inspiration. At the same time, if I close my eyes and I forget what it is, a new image is projected. Who listens, creates its own history with the nuances of dynamics, timbre, rhythm, like life itself is.
And the references, ah, they are always around us. Choro, samba, jazz, classical music. Tom Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha. Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti. Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Candido Portinari. Milton Nascimento, who gave an appearance in a magical way and definitive in “War and Peace I.”
Music can be sophisticated and accessible at the same time. For that, needs to keep it simple in its essence. It must be as simple as a hug.
Hamilton de Holanda – 10 strings mandolin
André Vasconcellos – acoustic bass
Gabriel Grossi – harmonica
Daniel Santiago – acoustic guitar
Marcio Bahia – drums
Produced by Hamilton de Holanda and Marcos Portinari