During the last days I have practiced Tico Tico no Fubá – I really want to be able to play this fantastic composition on my mandolin. So I searched for interesting videos of Tico Tico. My favorite video ist the following fantastic performance by the Edu Miranda Trio:
TICO TICO NO FUBÁ – Edu Miranda Trio DVD
Edu Miranda , Tuniko Goulart e Giovani Goulart ao vivo
Edu Miranda has his roots in Brazil, but moved to Portugal in 1989. There he mixed his Brazilian origins with the local music from Portugal to create his own sound.
Thats what he writes about this on his myspace page:
When it arrived at Portugal in 1989, Edu Miranda’s musical identification with the Portuguese culture was immediate. His mandolin, genuinely Brazilian, was enchanted with the music that he found at Portugal, doing that the “choro” and the samba that formed him in Brazil, acquired a new accent.
Te Edu Miranda Trio is composed of Edu Miranda on the Bandolim, the Brazilian mandolin, Giovanni Goulart (drums) and Tuniko Goulart (synth-guitar). Edu Miranda has a fantastic technique on his bandolin, Tuniko is able to produce very interesting sound on hius synth-guitar, and Giovani Goulart plays the rhythmic base on his drumset. All three show a lot of fun with the music they play and much humor – as you can see in the middle of the Tico Tico video when Tuniko starts his solo on the synth-guitar.
Although this trio does not resemble a typical choro ensemble and reminds me more to a jazz trio, the sound that it produces is mostly typical choro with some jazz influences.
There are videos from a complete concert with many tunes.
Playlist with videos of the Edu Miranda Trio
Playlist with different Tico Tico no Fubá videos
Homepage Edu Miranda: http://www.edumiranda.com/
Myspace page Edu Miranda: http://www.myspace.com/edumirandabandolim
youtube channel Edu Miranda: http://www.youtube.com/user/bandulaim
A new CD with Edu Miranda and his trio (Amazon partnerlink)