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for the Visa Music Prize, the guitar players Euclides Marques and
Luizinho 7 Cordas, release their first album, featuring special
appearances by Paulo Moura, Laercio de Freitas and the Quinteto
em Branco e Preto. A first-rate production (and an even better
repertoire), the album received numerous compliments from Beth
Carvalho, Altamiro Carrilho, and Sérgio Cabral, who compared
the duo to the wistful artists Rafael Rabelo and Dino 7 Cordas.
Among the tracks, you will find works by Baden and Vinicius, Pixinguinha,
Nazareth, Radamés Gnattali, Garoto, Tom Jobim, and many
Now here is a record that I recommend not only for music lovers,
but above all, for those taken aback by recent news, remain wary
of Brazil’s future. How can one not believe in the future
of a country that produces guitarists such as Euclides Marques
and Luizinho 7 Cordas? Remexendo not only shows us that Brazil
has a bright future but also proves to us that we live in a first
world country that ranks as a supreme power in its capacity to
produce quality instrumentalists and music.
Euclides and Luizinho are successors of two unforgettable instrumental
duos in Brazil. The first duo is formed by Pixinguinha (sax) and
Benedito Lacerda (flute), responsible for extraordinary interpretations
of the “choro” as well as some of the best instrumental
records in Brazilian history. The second duo comparison is even
more complete for also including 6 and 7 string guitars, played
by none other than Raphael Rabello and Dino 7 Cordas. I recall
mentioning in my introductory text of their record that the combination
of Raphael and Dino sounded as important as one between Noel Rosa
and Chico Buarque de Holanda.
Now with Euclides and Luizinho, I had the sweet sensation that
the art of Raphael (who unfortunately left us in the prime of life)
and Dino (retired, 87 years old) is still alive.
the former two duos, Euclides and Luizinho excelled in their repertoire
and selection of supporting renowned instrumentalists such as Paulo
Moura, Laercio de Freitas, the young Quinteto em Branco e Preto
group, among others. It is difficult to single out a particular
track given their greatness, but it is impossible not to highlight
some such as Primeiro Amor (Patápio Silva) and Desprezado
(Pixinguinha). Similarly, one cannot help but appreciate the tribute
paid to Paraguayan-Brazilian Agustín Barrios and the memorable
Canhoto (Américo Jacomino) for their Marcha dos Marinheiros
with citation of O Guarani, by Carlos Gomes.
Finally, the Remexendo CD is one of those works of art that we
have to be grateful for. Thank you very much, Euclides Marques
and Luizinho 7 Cordas.
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