Meu Bandolim

On “Meu Bandolim,” (My Mandolin) Marilynn plays the music of Rio rodas and her own original choro with host of Brazilian friends. The pieces on the CD were written by bandolimists, to showcase the beauty of the instrument, and are performed by Marilynn in a variety of instrumental settings. Recorded live in studio, you’ll hear how Marilynn’s style has been changed by the choro music she loves, that continues to draw her to Rio, a city that has now become her second home. Released in 2010, already the CD is drawing acclaim.

Listen to the 1st track,       Siga Em Frente , posted on Mandolin Cafe.

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$15.00 Meu Bandolim (CD)

Songs List

1. Siga em Frente [Go Straight Ahead] – Marilynn Mair  2:42 (para o Paulo, o meu amigo do taxi e sax)
2. Não Sei Porque [I Don’t Know Why] – Joel Nascimento   4:03
3. Gadu Namorando [Gadu in Love] – Lalau do Bandolim   2:38
4. Assanhado [Excited] – Jacob do Bandolim   4:18
5. Isso [That’s It] – Marilynn Mair   6:10 (ao Joel Nascimento)
6. Feitiço [Witchcraft] – Jacob do Bandolim    4:21
7. Não Gostei dos Seus Modos [I Didn’t Like Your Style] – Moleque Diabo  3:38
8. Por Que Não? [Why Not?] – Marilynn Mair  3:11 (ao meu regional, Água no Feijão)
9. Elegante [Elegant] – Evandro do Bandolim  4:36
10. Andre Luiz – Luperce Miranda   3:51
11. Terças no Trapiche [Tuesdays at Trapiche] – Marilynn Mair   3:48 (ao Romulo)
12. Meu Bandolim [My Mandolin] – Luiz Simas  7:17 (for Marilynn Mair)
13. Diabinho Maluco [Crazy Little Devil] – Jacob do Bandolim   4:36

“Joyous uptempo numbers are followed by rich meditative slower tunes… Marilynn’s own composition “Isso” (“That’s It”) is, to my ears, one of her finest recordings.” (John Goodin, The Mandolin Journal)

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  • “A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…”

    – Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair has always had the keen ability to balance classical mandolin traditions and repertoire, while constantly breaking new musical ground…a superb and versatile mandolinist and composer.”

    – – Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    Marilynn Mair on mandolin…touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate ‘Latin soul’.

    – Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine

    “The final repeat of the melody transmitted a strong feeling of peace and tenderness that escaped no one in the audience. It is this sensitivity and subtleness that characterized the overall performance.”

    – Brian Hodel, Guitar Review (USA)

    “Stepping back to the 18th-century masterworks gave her the opportunity to highlight her technique with a fresh light… her playing is thoughtful, vibrant and a delight to listen to.”

    — Terence Pender, Mandolin Quarterly (USA)

    “Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance… her commitment to the music shines through.”

    – Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal

    “A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!”

    – Guitar Magazine (England)

    “Marilynn Mair acquits herself very well indeed, a most accomplished player, able to deal with the many intricacies the repertoire demands of her.”

    – Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar (England)

    “She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound.”

    – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

    “Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music… she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions.”
    – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)

    “A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary.”
    – La Rioja (Spain)

    “Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure.”

    – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness.”

    – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)

    “Mair displays an exceptionally gifted approach to this music, using her formidable mandolin technique with grace and sensitivity… It’s the next best thing to a trip to Rio.”

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time.

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita”

    — Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)

    “Smudging the lines between folk and classical is an intrepid endeavor… Mair’s a superb mandolin player who has brought the instrument to unexpected places…”

    – Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix (USA)