Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto
Brasilianos 3 (Adventure Music, 2012)
Bandolim (mandolin) maestro Hamilton de Holanda continues his Brasilianos series with a third volume, titled Brasilianos 3. The album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 and features an outstanding band of young Brazilian musicians, including guitarist and co-composer Daniel Santiago, bassist André Vasconcellos, drummer Marco Bahia and harmonica player Gabriel Grossi.
Once more, Hamilton de Holanda demonstrates his admirable technique and inspiration on the 1o-string bandolim. All the pieces on the album are all original compositions by Hamilton de Holanda. Guitarist Daniel Santiago co-wrote four of the cuts. The result is an absolutely exquisite collection of contemporary acoustic selections rooted in Brazilian traditional music and jazz.
Although most of the music is instrumental, the celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Milton Nascimento makes a guest appearance on ‘Guerra e Paz I’.
Brasilianos 3 is a memorable album by one of the great instrumentalists and composers in contemporary Brazilian roots music.
Buy Brasilianos 3 in North America.
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.