Category: Mandolin

Mandolin

Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño – ‘Silence Lovers Club…

Fernando Barroso has just released his new CD ‘Silence Lovers Club – Mandolin Pieces’. He is promoting this new CD with concerts and radio interviews. Today I have listened to the Lume na palleira podcast by Radio Galega. The second hour of this podcast is completely dedicated to the interview with Fernando Barroso and it includes seven tracks from this CD. Another podcast includes 3 pieces from the new CD.

The music is very interesting, the sound of the mandolin and the cello fit together very well. The compositions are rhytmically and melodically interesting. I love this music very much.

There are two youtube videos with pieces from the CD:

Fernando Barroso con Margarida Mariño – O Barqueirinho

Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño – ‘D-Swing’

Playlist Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño

Additional Information

Website Fernando Barroso

Podcast: Lume na Paleira – Jan. 28, 2018 – Including 7 tracks from the CD Silence Music Lovers and a long interview with Fernando Barroso (in Spanish language)

Podcast: Corcovadomusica including 3 tracks from the CD Silence Music Lovers:


You can download the album “Silence Lovers Club” from Amazon (Partnerlink)

Mandolin

Nordic Mandolin – A Great New CD by Jarmo…

Jarmo Romppanen is one of the few mandolin players from Finland. For more than 25 years Jarmo has played the traditional folk music od his country, classical music and Brazilian Choro music. He has published several CDs as a soloist and with his group Nordic Choro. Jarmo is playing a 10 string mandolin. His new CD is titled Nordic Mandolin and is dedicated to the folk music of the nordic countries.

From his media release: Jarmo Romppanen is a mandolin player, a composer and a free lance musician from Finland, which is one of the Nordic countries in Northern Europe. These countries share certain folk music and dance traditions with each other.
Romppanen has released his third solo album called Nordic Mandolin…the album is full of fresh, airy and compelling music…the music is based on Nordic fiddle tunes and on traditional dance music; polska, schottische, polka, mazurka, waltz…the groovy songs are performed with a contemporary style of mandolin playing!
This album is the result of 25 years experience and intensive studying of mandolin playing and Nordic folk music.

Jarmo has recorded most tunes alone playing several tracks together – this creates the sound of a mandolin trio or mandolin quartet. The clear and bright sound of this recording reminds me to the recordings of the Melonious Quartet with Patrick Vaillant (France) or the recordings by Simon Mayor (UK). Some tracks do even sound like medieval music.

Jarmo Romppanen presents Nordic Mandolin

Tracklist:

Jarmo Romppanen: Nordic Mandolin (ZBR03)
1. Gustaf (trad./Romppanen)
2. Viberg valsen (trad.)
3. Linnoitus (Romppanen)
4. Pyttis och Verlander (trad.)
5. Garvarens vals (trad.)
6. Renlund och MyRe (trad./Romppanen)
7. Långt borta (Romppanen)
8. Bromarv mazurkan (trad.)
9. Raseborg menuetten (trad.)
10. Mattby (trad.)
11. Borgå-Helsinge (trad.)
12. Pyttis (DJ Emil Remix) (trad.)

The first track of the CD Gustaf is available as split screen youtube video. You can watch Jarmo play the differnent tracks of his recording in four different screens.

Jarmo Romppanen: Gustaf (Romppanen/trad.)

In the track 11 “Borgå-Helsinge” Jarmo is playing an overtone flute. You can see Jarmo and his overtone flute in the following video:

Additional information


Nordic Mandolin is available for streaming and loading on the most well-known digital platforms.

Buy Nordic Mandolin (Amazon partner link)

Mandolin

Pizzicar Galante – Mandolin Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti –…

Pizzicar Galante – with mandolinist Anna Schivazappa and harpsichordist Fabio Antonio Falcone – are going to record their second CD with works by Domenico Scarlatti for mandolin and harpsichord.

Anna Schivazappa has studied the mandolin in Urbino and Padua in Italy and is currently working on her PHD in musicology.

The project is presented in the following video:

The first CD of Pizzicar Galante was dedicated to the composer Robert Valentini. The complete recording has been made available on youtube by the recording company Brilliant Classics:

You can support the project on the ulule crowdfunding website:

Additional information

Website Pizzicar Galante: www.pizzicargalante.com

  • Anna Schivazappa, mandolines baroques
  • Ronald Martin Alonso, viole de gambe
  • Daniel de Moraïs, théorbe
  • Fabio Antonio Falcone, clavecin
bluegrass

Bobby Osborne “Original” – A Great Bluegrass CD by…

Bobby Osborne has recorded his new CD “Original” at an age of 85. When I listened to this album I was immediatly fascinated by the songs and arrangements. The album has been made available as streaming on the website The Bluegrass Situation.

The CD was produced by Alison Brown. The project has been supported by the FreshGrass Foundation. Without this support this recording would not have been possible. Bobby Osborne was joined by several younger musicians:

The new album features an all star cast of pickers and singers collaborating with Bobby on an eclectic set of songs. Relative newcomers Sierra Hull and Trey Hensley team up with stalwarts Stuart Duncan and Todd Phillips on grass’d up versions of Paint Your Wagon’s “They Call The Wind Maria” and the Bee Gees’ “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You.” The never before recorded Darrell Scott song “Kentucky Morning,” featuring Rob Ickes, gives a nod to Bobby’s heritage while the cover of “Make the World Go Away” with the lush twin fiddles of Buddy Spicher and Matt Combs evokes Music Row circa 1962. Bobby’s touring band the Rocky Top X-Press, with sons Wynn, Robby and Bobby Osborne Jr., deliver an updated version of the Osborne Brothers’ classic “Pathway of Teardrops” while Ronnie and Robbie McCoury, together with Josh Williams and Missy Raines, collaborate on a version of the obscure Mel Tillis song “Goodbye Wheeling.” Additional performers include Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale, Del McCoury, Darrell Scott, David Mayfield, Molly Tuttle, Bryan McDowell, and Kenny Malone.

For the recording Bobby Osborne made his very first music video, a great video that presents all the other artists of this project.

Playliste Bobby Osborne – Original – Konzerte

Additional Information

You can stream the album  “Original” by Bobby Osborne on the website The Bluegrass Situation:

Now 85, Bobby Osborne recently shot a music video — his first — for “Message,” the album’s lead single. In the video, he’s dressed in a pinstripe suit and strumming his mandolin while flanked by an all-star band of bluegrass musicians who played on the song, including Brown, Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan, Trey Hensley, Claire Lynch, Todd Phillips and Rob Ickes.


You can buy the album from Amazon (Partnerlink)

Original – Bobby Osborne