Winner Prêmio da Música Brasileira - Best Soloist
Nominee Latin Grammy - Best Instrumental
The composer and mandolin player release 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.
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 transform into a new song. like friends that bump in 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!
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 "
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
Executive Producer - Marcos Portinari
General Assistant: Fellipe Cabral
Sound Design : Daniel Musy
Record and Mix: Madre Música sept/out 2011
Studio Assistant: Bentes e Tércio
Master: Andre Dias/Post Modern Mastering out 2011
Art Design: Fernando Salles/Interface 55
Photos: Marcos Portinari
Hamilton uses mandolin Tercio Ribeiro and Elixir strings.