Rudd releases new live video of Sarará by Brazilian guitarist and composer Yamandu Costa. The work evokes the spirit of the chamamé, a mainstay of gaucho guitar cultures that proliferate in the border regions of northern Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay. The piece recounts the tail of a healer who rides from town to town on horseback.
The emergent duo have teamed up to arrange and perform a major three-movement work by acclaimed Brazilian composer Maurício Carrilho. The work, originally a concerto for orchestra and guitar, is here reimagined as a duo of seven-string guitars. The first movement, Lapa, is a lively choro and ode to the rambunctious nightclub district in Rio de Janeiro. The second movement, Madrugada, is a lush waltz and a nod to the great choro composer Pixinguinha. The third celebrates the southern Brazilian way of life, and is a cracking chamamé, a characteristic dance of the River Plate area (which takes in southern Brazil, Uruguay and northeast Argentina). In the hands of de Vries and Rudd the work takes on a new life. Watch all three movements on YouTube or click here for more info.
The Storymakers Institute is a new initiative from The Space Company. Curated by the enormously talented actor, director and broadcaster (ABC) Joel Carnegie, the day-long digital summit has the support of Deakin University and The City of Greater Geelong. Guest speakers include actor Bert LaBonté (Fisk, Upper Middle Bogan), author Sue Lawson, ABC producer Belinda Hawkins and a host of others. The summit will explore the questions of what makes a good story and what makes a story worth telling. Click here for tickets and more info.
Maximillian Rudd has released the first of a series of studio clips from his latest album Salvador. The clips show the live takes of each track as it was recorded at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne. Check out the clip for When I Found Out, featuring Al Kerr on drums and percussion and Josh Bridges on double bass and cavaquinho.
After the success of their first video, Maximillian Rudd has again collaborated with critically acclaimed Australian guitarist Doug de Vries for a video recorded remotely during Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown.
Maximillian Rudd has teamed up with Doug de Vries for this latest video. Doug de Vries is a leading exponent of Brazilian music and one of Australia’s most acclaimed guitarists, having played with the likes of Kate Cebrano, James Morrison and Paul Grabowsky, as well as Brazilian giants Yamandu Costa and Hermeto Pascoal. Here the new duo are kept on their toes as they tackle Visitando o Recife by Canhoto da Paraíba, recorded remotely under coronavirus restrictions.
Maximillian Rudd has released the first video in his new Table For One miniseries, produced during the covid-19 restrictions. The videos replicate the traditional roda de choro of Brazil, wherein musicians gather around a table to jam, amidst the context of a pandemic that has forced musicians to think (more) creatively. Check out the first video of Assanhado by the great Brazilian mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim.
Maximillian Rudd will go live on Thursday 1 October for The Wesley Anne’s Online Live Series. Support local musicians and venues during Victoria’s current lockdown. Live stream starts at 7pm. Follow the link below for tickets and to watch:
For a limited time only, buy Salvador and Maximillian on CD. $25.00 and free shipping. Buy here.
Preeminent Australian music magazine Beat gives the green light to the new album, calling it a “melting pot of groove and global flavours.” Read the full review here.
Encompassing storytelling, global influences and a rich sense of culture and character, Salvador is a truly enveloping celebration of love, life and belonging.