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.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.