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Finalists for the Visa Music Prize, the guitar players Euclides Marques and Luizinho 7 Cordas, release their first album, featuring special appearances by Paulo Moura, Laercio de Freitas and the Quinteto em Branco e Preto. A first-rate production (and an even better repertoire), the album received numerous compliments from Beth Carvalho, Altamiro Carrilho, and Sérgio Cabral, who compared the duo to the wistful artists Rafael Rabelo and Dino 7 Cordas. Among the tracks, you will find works by Baden and Vinicius, Pixinguinha, Nazareth, Radamés Gnattali, Garoto, Tom Jobim, and many others.

Now here is a record that I recommend not only for music lovers, but above all, for those taken aback by recent news, remain wary of Brazil’s future. How can one not believe in the future of a country that produces guitarists such as Euclides Marques and Luizinho 7 Cordas? Remexendo not only shows us that Brazil has a bright future but also proves to us that we live in a first world country that ranks as a supreme power in its capacity to produce quality instrumentalists and music.

Euclides and Luizinho are successors of two unforgettable instrumental duos in Brazil. The first duo is formed by Pixinguinha (sax) and Benedito Lacerda (flute), responsible for extraordinary interpretations of the “choro” as well as some of the best instrumental records in Brazilian history. The second duo comparison is even more complete for also including 6 and 7 string guitars, played by none other than Raphael Rabello and Dino 7 Cordas. I recall mentioning in my introductory text of their record that the combination of Raphael and Dino sounded as important as one between Noel Rosa and Chico Buarque de Holanda.

Now with Euclides and Luizinho, I had the sweet sensation that the art of Raphael (who unfortunately left us in the prime of life) and Dino (retired, 87 years old) is still alive.

Like the former two duos, Euclides and Luizinho excelled in their repertoire and selection of supporting renowned instrumentalists such as Paulo Moura, Laercio de Freitas, the young Quinteto em Branco e Preto group, among others. It is difficult to single out a particular track given their greatness, but it is impossible not to highlight some such as Primeiro Amor (Patápio Silva) and Desprezado (Pixinguinha). Similarly, one cannot help but appreciate the tribute paid to Paraguayan-Brazilian Agustín Barrios and the memorable Canhoto (Américo Jacomino) for their Marcha dos Marinheiros with citation of O Guarani, by Carlos Gomes.

Finally, the Remexendo CD is one of those works of art that we have to be grateful for. Thank you very much, Euclides Marques and Luizinho 7 Cordas.

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