Nando Michelin - Ebinho Cardoso

Featuring: Special Guest, Chico Pinheiro

Presenting music from their upcoming CD featuring songs using poems by Manoel de Barros. Their music, deeply rooted in the tradition of Brazilian Popular Music and Jazz, builds on the beauty of the simple things just like De Barros intended in his poems.

Nando Michelin
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando came to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduating, he studied with Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, and Danilo Perez. His discography includes Facing South and Common Groundsfor Brownstone, Art, Chants, Live at the AJC, and When Einstein Dreams for Double Time, Duende, featuring Esperanza Spalding, for Fresh Sound, Reencontro independently, and Entre Amigos with guitarist Claudio Ragazzi. The duo Ragazzi-Michelin has performed at the Wang Center and Kimmel Center for the Arts among other places.

As a producer, Nando recorded the award-winning "Amores Torcidos" and "The Other Side" with Katie Viqueira, "Ave Rara" with Teresa Ines, "Mind Motions", "South American Suite", and "Timeline" for Felipe Salles, and "The Princess and the Moonlight" for Alejandro Cimadoro, among others.

He is currently recording and performing with his trio that features Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals and Richie Barshay on drums and percussion, and with a quartet featuring Leala Cyr on vocals and trumpet, John Lockwood on bass, and Tiago Michelin on drums. As a sideman, he has performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Antonio Sanchez; MPB icons Jair Rodrigues, Celso Adolfo, Jamelao, Lo Borges, Geraldo Azevedo, Flavio Venturini; and Bossa Nova great Maucha Adnet.

Ebhino Cardoso
Ebinho Cardoso is a virtuoso on his instrument. Due to the uniqueness of his music and technique, he is one of the most respected Brazilian bassists. Composer, arranger, singer and producer, Ebinho uses atypical elements of the electric bass, showing its range of possibilities. In addition to playing the bass as an accompanying instrument or as a solo instrument, he has found a unique way of playing chords on the bass that characterize his playing style; a style that combines precision and refinement. In part, he is able to achieve his sound by tuning his instrument in new ways and at higher pitches. His music blends traces of jazz with the idiosyncrasies of classical music interwoven with the rich sounds of his native Brazil.

The result is his several years of study is his book, "Harmony and Chord Dictionary as Applied to the Electric Bass".

With several CDs and instructional DVDs Ebinho is now finishing the CD "Engenheiros" with pianist Nando Michelin, using poems by Brazilian laureate poet Joćo Cabral de Melo Neto. The article entitled "The Promising Newcomers of the Brazilian Bass (Revista Cover Baixo (Bass Cover Magazine) - February 2010) said: ̈ Ebinho Cardoso can redefine the course of the bass in music world wide ̈. With Ebinho's work over the past several years, we have already seen this prophecy in the making.

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