Por John Fordham (The Guardian)
Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda
O Que Sera?
There aren’t many ECM albums that mix live-audience rapture with solemnity-mocking jokes from the performers, but label boss Manfred Eicher won’t feel he is risking his revered company’s credibility with this delightful set. The Italian pianist Bollani and the Brazilian De Holanda, who plays the bandolim (a 10-string mandolin), have worked up a largely South American repertoire of tangos and love songs, variously treating them with dazzling virtuosity, humour and captivating tenderness. Baden Powell’s Canto de Ossanha has both players pounding the woodwork like a conga section, and the ecstatic finale takes in classical restraint, feverish Latin dancing and ragtime piano. This remarkable duo’s pleasure in their work is infectious.