I have listened to Paulinho da Viola for years and have never been disappointed by this wonderful, joyous musician. He's equally adept at playing choro and samba and is a gifted composer.
Here he is performing with Marisa Monte one of his best works, the haunting Dança de Solidão
They are paired again for what may be one of the world's greatest love songs, Carinhoso, written by Pixinguinha and João Braguinha:
Paulinho is also fascinating on his own
I have just recently become acquainted with Yamandu Costa, an uncommonly talented guitarist featured in the film Brasileirinho. He plays the challenging 7-string guitar. One wonders how what is in his heart comes out so beautifully through his fingers.
Here he is in a trio setting. I'm wondering why he had the bass player. After all he plays a pretty decent bass himself with that seventh string.
"one wonders how what is in his heart comes out so beautifully through their fingers."
what a wonderful phrase.
for musicians, painters, caretakers, gardeners,sculptors and all those who create, build and tend things...it seems as though their heart is in their hands.
all of the music today sounds so gentle and effortless!
peaceful studies for the end of the week!
thank you, randy paul!
I'm a Californian transplanted to DC, and surprisingly at peace with it. Or at least I was till it started getting colder. Job-wise, I'm the staff writer for The American Prospect. In the past, I've written for the Washington Monthly, the LA Weekly, The LA Times, The New Republic, Slate, The New York Sun, and the Gadflyer. I'm a damn good cook. No, really. Want to know more? E-mail, I'm friendly.