© 2017 MUSICA EXTRAORDINARIA

MARCUS TARDELLI GUITAR

BRAZIL

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Marcus Tardelli is one of the most remarkable guitarists to emerge from Brazil. From a very young age, he was deeply interested in music and drawn particularly to orchestral works. The guitar, however, was the only instrument available to him, so he developed ways to play the orchestral harmonies he loved, and ultimately created a new school of thought in guitar technique.

PRESS QUOTES

"Even if Guinga never pronounced that Marcus Tardelli was the 'greatest acoustic guitar player that Brazil has produced in history,' the musical evidence on Unha e Carne would certainly put him on a pedestal right next to Egberto Gismonti, Sérgio and Odair Assad. In fact, based on technique, expression, intonation and dynamics, there is a solid case for ranking Tardelli very close to guitarists such as Julian Bream and, perhaps, even to Andrés Segovia."

RAUL D'GAMA ROSE, ALL ABOUT JAZZ


“Marcus Tardelli has an ear that is directly connected to his soul, capable of recognizing the universe of a composer in 
all its depth, and reproducing it in all its fullness.” 

PAULO SALES, FOLHA DA BAHIA (BRAZIL)

"Marcus Tardelli is the most important acoustic guitar player of our time. He is the next step for the guitar."
GENIL CASTRO, BRAZILIAN GUITARIST

“Marcus has a difference. He reinvented the left hand of the guitar. But what makes the difference is the feeling with
which he plays, which is something unique, that places him at a level that is his alone. In soccer, you've got Ronaldinho
Gaúcho, Ronaldo Fenómeno, you've got Maradona, Zico, Garrincha, you've got lots of soccer geniuses, but then you have Pelé, right? Marcus is the Pelé of the guitar.” 

GUINGA, BRAZILIAN COMPOSER AND GUITARIST

“There are certain musicians who are beyond mere technical judgment, who have a relationship with the
unfathomable. God touched the heart of this boy. When something like this happens, you have to bow down and 
give thanks, because God, really, can only be Brazilian."

GUINGA, BRAZILIAN COMPOSER AND GUITARIST

“I would call it a miracle. More skeptical people would call it genetic evolution, or something like that. Marcus Tardelli
is really something incredible. Technically perfect, musically creating those marvelous arrangements. I believe there
must be only a few people in the world capable of doing this at this level. For me, it is a dream.”

ALIÉKSEY VIANNA, BRAZILIAN GUITARIST

MINGUS SAMBA (GUINGA AND ALDIR BLANC, ARRANGED BY MARCUS TARDELLI)

VALSA DE EURÍDICE (VINICIUS DE MORAES, ARRANGED BY MARCUS TARDELLI)

DOCTOR GRADUS AD PARNASSUM FROM CHILDREN'S CORNER (CLAUDE DEBUSSY, ARRANGED BY MARCUS TARDELLI)

BAIÃO DE LACAN (GUINGA AND ALDIR BLANC, ARRANGED BY MARCUS TARDELLI)