Ian Coury & Ebinho Cardoso
Duo Mandolim & Bass
Ian Coury & Ebinho Cardoso
The duo's musical meeting Ian Coury & Ebinho Cardoso is an event to be celebrated and contemplated with joy. Two legitimate representatives of Brazilian music, fruits of different generations, proving that music fi nity through time with mastery. The duo plays with rigor and spontaneity of classical Choro and Brazilian Samba, in addition to his own compositions, combining different sounds properly tuned mandolin and bass piccolo, and visited the already known beautiful voice Ebinho Cardoso.
The sound of the duo Ian Coury & Ebinho Cardoso is marked by uniqueness, either by early virtuosity Ian, is the original and fascinating way in which Ebinho has played his double bass, certainly by the combination of these two elements and the certainty that something completely new and inviting in the air.
The mandolin player Ian Coury was born in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil. When he was 8 years old, he started playing the instrument and chose Choro as his musical genre. His inspirations came from mandolinists such as Jacob do Bandolim, Hamilton de Holanda and Armandinho Macedo.
In addition, with only 14 years old, Ian is already recognized by the Sciences, Arts, History and Literature Brazilian Academy as a Highlighted musician. Also, he has in his curriculum participations in renowned programs such as Global Strings Intensive Course (2015) and Summer Five Week (2016), both organized by Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.
In his musical path as a solo mandolinist, Ian realized 3 big shows at the famous Club of Choro in Brasilia, where he was successful based on the audience and critics opinions.
His admirers say that his talent is undeniable.
Ebinho Cardoso, 39 years old, is a virtuoso on his instrument. Due to the uniqueness of his music and technique, he is one of the most respected Brazilian bassists. Composer, arranger, singer and researcher, Ebinho uses atypical elements of the electric bass, showing its range of possibilities. In addition to playing the bass as an accompanying
instrument or as a solo instrument, he has found a unique way of playing chords on the bass that characterize his playing style; a style that combines precision and refinement. In part, he is able to achieve his sound by tuning his instrument in new ways and at higher pitches. His music blends traces of jazz with the idiosyncrasies of classical music interwoven with the rich sounds of his native Brazil.
The result is his several years of study is his book, "Harmony and Chord Dictionary as Applied to the Electric Bass".
With several cds and instructional dvds Ebinho is now finishing the CD “Engenheiros" with the pianist Fernando Michelin, with poems by João Cabral de Melo Neto (one of the greatest brazilian writers).
The article entitled “The Promising Newcomers of the Brazilian Bass (Revista Cover Baixo (Bass Cover Magazine) - February 2010) said: ̈ Ebinho Cardoso can redefine the course of the bass in music world wide ̈. With Ebinho’s work over the past several years, we have already seen this prophecy in the making.