Ari Mendes - De Pai Pra Filho II (White As Snow)

Published Thursday 15th May 2008
Ari Mendes - De Pai Pra Filho II (White As Snow)
Ari Mendes - De Pai Pra Filho II (White As Snow)

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 43852-13490
LABEL: Amen A-MEN119
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Gabriel Porras

Another volume, this one from 2005, from the Brazilian guitarist, bass player, producer, arranger and session musician living and working in the USA. Like the first volume, these are beautifully deft renditions of hymns and worship songs. The guitar maestro is able to bring a lilting swing to the old war horse "Amazing Grace" while "Vencendo Vem Jesus!", which Americans call "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" and which is normally mangled on these shores by the throaty voices of Man United fans as "Glory, Glory Hallelujah", is beautifully turned into a hoedown, with the help of a 12 string guitar, a mandolin and a banjo. Also, I need to mention Ari's smooth and slick rendition of "Quao Bondoso Amigo E Cristo" ("What A Friend We Have In Jesus"), where he manages to do with a guitar the sort of thing that Take 6 do vocally - build a simple melody into a veritable treasure chest of harmonies.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Earl Bennett in W Palm Beach, FL USA @ 12:42 on May 16 2008

Ari: Your music continues to inspire and left up the name of Jesus. Praise the Lord. Earl



Posted by JIM LIBERATO in JENSEN BEACH , FL. USA @ 04:21 on May 16 2008

HAVING NOT ONLY HEARD BUIT OWNING BOTH OF THESE CD'S I TOTALLY AGREE. THEY ARE WONDERFUL WORKS OF ART AND THE GUITARIST ARI MENDES IS A MULTI TALENTED AND AND RARE MUSICIAN.
J. LIBERATO



Posted by Luiz Marcos Vasconce in PirenĂ³polis, Brazil @ 02:05 on May 16 2008

Ari Mendes is truly a gifted string player, whether it is an electric guitar, 12-string and 6-string acoustic guitar, base guitar, you name it. He is also a good producer. I feel truly honored that we share our musical path, and that he was a member of my first band ever. Apart from this he is a true friend and a man with an honest heart. Congratulations, my friend!



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