Amor por el Tango
This music began in the Bueno Aires brothels and evolved from the streets to the classical auditoriums under bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla. The tango is passionate, beautiful stuff; there may be no sweeter noise than the bandoneonan open reed squeeze box, similar in sound to the accordion. Mix it in with the violin and it seems pure magic. And this tango group goes after the sound with an authentic panache. The inclusion of the Cole Porter tunes, especially "Night and Day," is especially interesting, serving as an American Songbook touchstone for those unfamiliar with the exotic quality of the tango.
Another departure from tradition is the incorporation of oboe on three numbers, a nice added color to the fluid weave of sound.
Something old and something new for tango lovers, Amor por el Tango would also make a great introduction to the sound for those unfamiliar with it.
Track Listing: Alicia, Triunfal, Chique, Maquillaje, Rebecca, Griseta, La Cumparsita, Secretos, Night and Day, So in Love, Begin the Beguine, Tristeza, Perdida, Volver, Vals para mi Amor
Personnel: Roger Davidson--piano; Pedro Giraudo, Pablo Aslan--bass; Hector Del Curto, David Alsina--bandoneon; Nicolas Danileson--violin; Francisco Navarro--guitar; Susan de camp--oboe
Record Label: Soundbrush Records
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