This track is A Toada, by Brazilian composer/guitarist Carlos Oliveira, who plays guitar in his arrangement, with Guello (percussion); David Balakrishnan (violin); Evan Prica (violin); Mads Tolling (viola); Mark Summer(cello); and Harvey Wainapel(clarinet). It’s available on Harvey’s wonderfully varied collection, Amigos Brasileiros, recorded with diverse ensembles of his friends both in Brazil and California. Carlos was living in California at the time and asked to borrow one of my guitars for the recording. I still remember hearing it for the first time, and how thrilled I was/am to have played even a small part in such gloriously exuberant music-making.
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