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The greatest tango pianists  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Pianists – audio 1. Pianists – audio 2. Pianists – audio 3.   This show is born out of the small diversion when I recorded the interview with Bernardo Monk for Tango nuevo: before and after Piazzolla. “Piano is the backbone of the tango music,” – said Monk. I asked him about the great pianists.  Read more…

Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995)  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Pugliese – audio 1. Pugliese – audio 2. The tango dancers and the tango musicians agree on one thing – Osvaldo Pugliese’s orchestra is great. Pugliese’s musical career span almost 75 years. He ran the most long-lived orchestra in the history of Argentine tango (over 50 years). “The toughs used to follow Pugliese like soccer  Read more…

Guitar virtuoso Francisco Pancho Navarro  ➜

February 26th, 2013
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Pancho Navarro – audio 1. Pancho Navarro – audio 2.   Francisco Pancho Navarro, the guitar virtuoso & his solo album “Sweet Guitar” James Gavin, New York City, 2006 James Gavin, the author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker, has written extensively for Time Out New York and the New  Read more…

Guitar in tango. Great tango guitarists. (guest appearance: Francisco Pancho Navarro)  ➜

February 26th, 2013
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Great Guitarists – audio 1. Great Guitarists – audio 2. Great Guitarists – audio 3. One of the first instruments of the tango was guitar. I talked to the Argentine master of guitar Francisco Pancho Nararro about the role of guitar in tango and the best tango guitarists of the past and present. The show  Read more…

Mariano Mores: the great tango composer of the 20th century. Tango Gricel  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Mariano Mores – audio Mariano Mores was born in 1920. He still performs – at 90! His showy performance style has its detractors, but what is undisputable that he is one of the greatest tango composers of the 20th century on. Mariano Mores wrote several tangos with lyrics by Jose Maria Contursi. Contursi’s lyrics pored  Read more…

Orquesta Escuela de Tango (OET) – interviews with Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi  ➜

February 26th, 2013
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OET (Training Orquestra of Tango) was created in 2000 with the objective of forming the young musicians within instrumental practices recovered from the orchestral experiences of Typical Orchestras of the Golden Age. From its very beginning, this Orchestra was directed by one of the greatest  composers and arrangers of tango history, the bandoneonist and violinist  Read more…

Si Sos Brujo: the interview with Caroline Neal, the director of the award-winning documentary  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: movies, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Si Sos Brujos – audio 1. Si Sos Brujos – audio 2. Si Sos Brujos – audio 3. Si Sos Brujo is the great documentary. It is about the preservation of great traditions of the Argentine tango music and the visionary leadership. Si Sos Brujo traces the organization of Orquesta Escuela de Tango or Training  Read more…

Influencing young Piazzolla: the musical diversity which created the genius  ➜

February 25th, 2013
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track 1 track 2 Astor Piazzolla is still the best known composer of Argentine tango in the world. He achieved this position partially by talent, partially by hard work and partially by good fortune of being exposed to the wide diversity of music from his childhood. I am greatly in debt to Le Grand Tango:  Read more…