Mike Marshall & Hamilton de Holanda
New Words Novas Palabras (Adventure Music, 2007)
Two remarkable instrumentalists join forces on a mandolin fest. American musician Mike Marshall is a renowned mandolinist who has played in numerous ensembles, performing a wide range of styles: newgrass, contemporary instrumental, jazz, etc. Meanwhile, Brazilian Hamilton de Holanda is a master of the bandolim, an instrument closely related to the mandolin.
For their collaboration, Marshall and De Holanda have chosen an impressive and eclectic mix of pieces, including originals by Marshall and De Holanda, together with Brazilian compositions by masters such as Hermeto Pascoal, and a piece by banjo revolutionary Bela Fleck.
If you want to see how these two marvels collaborate, the CD comes with a companion DVD of live footage.