Ted and Pablo

Ted and Pablo


Combining sounds from the U.S. and Brazil, Ted and Pablo form a dynamic duo between North American blues and rock, and Brazilian samba and choro using the harmonica, violin and mandolin


Mandolinist/violinist Ted Falcon hooks up with harmonica virtuoso Pablo Fagundes in a program of Brazilian and American music.

The new CD, Ted & Pablo—Transcontinental Music Express, recorded in Brazil, includes many original compositions as well as references to the great composers of both countries such as Ernesto Nazareth and David Grisman.

Ted Falcon, an American, first discovered his passion for Brazilian music when he heard choro at home listening to his father playing the guitar music of Villa-Lobos. He has dedicated himself to the study of the mandolin and choro for the past 7 years, recording a Brazilian instrumental CD, Memorias do Brasil, and writing a mandolin book, Retratos do Brasil. He is also one of the few innovators on the violin, an instrument rarely used in Brazilian popular music. In many different trips to Brazil, Ted has performed with some of the biggest names of Brazilian music, including Armandinho, Gilberto Gil and Epoca de Ouro. In the U.S., Ted has played with David Grisman and Mike Marshall, and has recorded with Ben E. King and Suzanne Vega.

For his part, Pablo Fagundes, a Brazilian, fell in love with the blues, an American style that has many fans in Brazil. Today he works to consolidate his instrument, the harmonica, in Brazilian music, developing research and giving lessons in the Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello in Brasilia. In Brazil, Pablo performs with Pe de Cerrado, a group dedicated to various styles of Brazilian regional music, as well as with the Quarteto Camara, a group that explores Brazilian music, jazz and blues. He has also played with the Brazilian All Stars Blues band, opening for B.B. King, and recently at the Mandolin Symposium in California, played with David Grisman and Mike Marshall.

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Transcontinental Music Express--Ted and Pablo 2007

Ted Falcon CD's
Falcon's Quest--1995
The Jamie Papish/Ted Falcon Ensemble--2002
Memorias do Brasil--2006

Set List

Feira de Mangaio--by Sivuca
Santa Morena--by Jacob do Bandolim
Receita de Samba--by Jacob do Bandolim
Brasileirinho---by Waldir Azevedo
Estamos Aí--by Mauricio Einhorn
Canto da Ossanha--by Baden Powell
Aquarela na Quixaba---by Hamilton de Holanda
Tico Tico no Fuba---by Zequinha de Abreu
Barkley's Bug---by Dave Grisman

original music by Ted and Pablo
Partiu do Alto
Baião Furacão
Zitta's Song
Quebra-mola blues