CD Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso [Digipak] (CD 1047800),
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Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso [Digipak]

  • 1. Um Abrao Seu Domingos (A Hug Mr. Domingos)
    2. Cochichando (Whispering)
    3. Sarau Para Radams (Tribute to Radames)
    4. Receita de Samba (Recipe for Samba)
    5. Choro da Gafieira (Gafieira Choro)
    6. Choro Negro (Black Choro)
    7. Espinha de Bacalhau (Codfish Bone)
    8. Noites Cariocas (Carioca Nights)
    9. Nao Me Toques (Don't Touch Me)
    10. Luis Americano Na P.R.E. #3 (Luis Americano on the P.R.E.)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1009

  • Credits
    ProducerMike Marshall
    EngineerMike Marshall

    Personnel: Mike Marshall (mandolin); Jamie Bell, Carlos Vincius Oliveira (nylon-string guitar); Harvey Wainapel, Andy Connell (clarinet, soprano saxophone); Dennis Broughton (pandeiro); Aaron Johnston (surdo); Michael Spiro (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: David Luke; Mike Marshall .
    Recording information: Gatorland Studios, Oakland, CA.
    Photographer: Anne Hamersky.
    Choro Famoso is an ad hoc pair of groups of Bay Area-based Brazilian and jazz musicians who are fueling multi-faceted mandolinist Mike Marshall's ongoing affair with Brazilian music. As a result, Marshall's second Brazilian-rooted release on his own Adventure Music label is a livelier affair than his more sparsely populated first release, Serenata. This time, the groove is almost constant, ever-so-gently swinging, loaded with easygoing melodies that evoke the shores of Rio but not without a touch of an intimate homegrown Windham Hill sensibility. Marshall works with a quintet on the first seven tracks -- himself on mandolin, Carlos Oliveira on nylon-string guitar, Andy Connell on clarinet and soprano sax, and percussionists Michael Spiro and Brian Rice. On the last three tracks, Marshall expands to a septet, retaining Oliveira and adding Jamie Bell on guitar, Harvey Wainapel on reeds, Aaron Johnston on surdo, Dennis Broughton on pandeiro, and Steve Robertson on tamborim -- and that gives the rhythms of "Noites Cariocas" and "Luis Americano na P.R.E." a jet-propelled jump start. Marshall sounds perfectly at home in the Brazilian grooves, and the whole CD goes down easily in just 40 minutes. ~ Richard S. Ginell

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.44) - "Marshall makes this complex music seem so effortless to play. He skips and glides through 10 tunes."
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