Hamilton de Holanda
Samba do Avião

01- Cinema paradiso (e.morricone) 3:18
02- Samba do avião (a.c.jobim) 3:57
03- Théo (h. de holanda) 4:36
04- Embora (h. de holanda) 4:12
05- Último suspiro (h. de holanda) 4:03
06- Na hora do recreio (h. de holanda) 4:27
07- Eu não existo sem voce (a.c.jobim) 3:24
08- Dor menor (h. de holanda) 3:42
09- Chorinho pra ele (h.pascoal) 3:38 *
10- Sertão (r.galliano) 4:19 *
11- Sanfona (r.galliano) 4:06 *


Hamilton de Holanda (mandolin)
Richard Galliano (accordion) *

Recording information: 

Maxine Studio, Milano, Italy (01/28/2005-01/30/2005)
Hamilton de Holanda is the world's finest player of the jazz mandolin. And not only that. In 2001 he was unanimously voted "Best Instrumentalist in Brazil".

Richard Galliano (who specially composed two pieces for this recording) is the world's finest accordion player.

Hamilton de Holanda is a master of "Choro" - traditional Brazilian street music with strong links to jazz, tango and African rhythms - which originated in Rio around 1850. He performed on the Grammy-Award winning album by Cesària Evora and now tours the world with his own Trio and Quarteto but also often appearing with Richard Galliano in a duo.

This is a record of pure crystalline beauty whose natural flow recalls the "rodas de choro" - gatherings of musicians who play their instruments as if they were talking to each other. This is the music of subtle alchemy where the timbre reminds one of other important composers- such as Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti who spoke the language of jazz and improvisation while still infusing it with traditional phrasing and rhythm.

Born in Rio de Janeiro- 1976 Hamilton de Holanda is already considered as one of the greatest virtuosos of bandolim of all times., His work is very much Brazilian, but in a contemporary way, he is known as a master of 'Choro' music from the streets of Brazil that infuses tango, African and jazz styles. Guesting on 3 tracks is the wonderful accordion of Richard Galliano, the two of them working together are just brilliant and a real highlight. Graham Radley



The mandolin (called "bandolim") has a long and rich tradition in Brazilian folk music, especially in the style called choro. The composer and mandolin virtuoso Jacob do Bandolim did much to popularize the instrument through many recordings, and his influence continues to the present day. Some contemporary mandolin players in Brazil include Jacob's disciple Deo Rian, and Hamilton de Holanda (the former, a traditional choro-style player, the latter an eclectic innovator).
The mandolin came into Brazil by way of Portugal. Portuguese music has a long tradition of mandolins and mandolin-like instruments (see, for example, the Portuguese guitar).
The mandolin is used almost exclusively as a melody instrument in Brazilian folk music - the role of chordal accompaniment being taken over by the cavaquinho and nylon-strung violão, or Spanish-style guitar. Its popularity, therefore, has risen and fallen with instrumental folk music styles, especially choro. The later part of the 20th century saw a renaissance of choro in Brazil, and with it, a revival of the country's mandolinistic tradition.



Barron said...

The link for Hamilton de Holanda is actually this for
"Dominguinhos, Sivuca, Oswaldinho - Cada Um Belisca Um Pouco"

This is quite good, but it's not de Holanda.

Please fix?

Miguel said...

yes that's apretty good one :)

de Holanda might get there one day too...

link fixed! very sorry!

Barron said...

Muchas gracia, amigo.

Miguel said...

De nada, hombre.

kokolo said...

Think this one will stick to my player for a while :)