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Artist: Andrew Finn Magill
Title: Canta, Violino! Release date: April 6, 2018
Digital distribution: Bandcamp, Rdio, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Googleplay
Barcode: 8 24833 01818 2
It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations! – Airto Moreira, percussionist with Weather Report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea
Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill has seen his career surge ever since the release of his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts and has been featured multiple times on NPR.
He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill. – Tim O’Brien, multiple Grammy-winning Americana artist
That new musical voice has emerged with Canta, Violino! (Sing, Violin!), Magill’s tribute to Brazilian music.
In 2014, Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged deep into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes as he gradually absorbed other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova.
Composed, arranged, and produced by Magill, Canta, Violino! merges more than fifteen years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he is so deeply immersed in, and features some of the most exciting virtuosi of Brazil’s next generation including Lourenço Vasconcellos (drums), João Camarero (7-string guitar), Dudu Oliveira (flute), Fernanda Sant’Anna (vocals) as well as American mandolin god Mike Marshall.
Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes – they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!! – Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music
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Violins: Andrew Finn Magill
7-string guitar: João Camarero
Drums & percussion: Lourenço Vasconcellos
Voice: Fernanda Sant'Anna
Flute: Dudu Oliveira
Mandolin: Mike Marshall
Recorded by Carlos Fuchs at Tenda da Raposa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mixed by Danny Littwin at New York Digital
Mastered by Joel Kerr at G&JAudio
All music produced and arranged by Andrew Finn Magill
All music © by Andrew Finn Magill (BMI) except Semear (Fernanda Sant'Anna) Ropeadope Records 2018