The members of this quartet are fine musicians, attuned to the musical form they have chosen to specialize in. The instrument the first comes to mind with the tango, the accordion, is replaced by the rarely used bandoneon, dubbed by some as a square headed accordion. Invented in Germany in the mid-1800's, it sounds like an accordion with less resonance. If you like the tango and variations thereon, or just plain pretty music, this is a good album to add to the collection. Even as broad and accommodating as jazz has become, to classify this effort as such is a stretch. Visit the quartet's Internet home at www.quartango.com/index2.html. Everything you want to know about the tango can be found at www.todotango.com.
Track Listing: El Esquinazo; La Yumba; Oblivion; Milonga Celtica; E Lucevan Le Stelle; Jalousie II; Palomita Blanca; Blue Rondo a la Turk; Los Mareados; Chique; Berceuse; Gigolo Jig in G; Taquito Militar
Personnel: Richard Hunt - Piano/Percussion; Stephane Allard - Violin/Percussion; Ren