After the recording with Jovino Santos Neto, Mike Marshall decided to form the Choro Famoso group. Besides him on mandolin, Colin Walker on 7-string guitar, Andy Connell on clarinet and sax, and Brian Rice on the percussion. With such fine ensemble, deciding on the repertoire was the next major step. As vast as the choro songbook is, Marshall had a hard task in his hands. His choice in music for this release could not have been better. He was naturally drawn to the cream of the crop and included music by the greats, such as Jacob do Bandolim, Zequinha de Abreu and Severino Araújo, without forgetting more contemporary names as is the case of Amilson Godoy and Paulinho da Viola. In the end, Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso is a beautiful, homogeneous piece of choro music.
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