Tango nuevo: before and after Piazzolla
Piazzolla is considered to be THE tango nuevo, however, there were predecessors, contemporaries and followers who were the great artists in their own right.
Bernardo Monk, an Argentine tango/jazz musician based in Boston, MA talks about some
of those musicians and composers.
Bernardo particularly admires the modern bandoneonist
Nestor Marconi. He mentioned playing and recording with the great master. You can hear the recording on Monk’s CD Ponele la firma
Nestor Marconi is familiar to the most of the dancers for his rendition of Libertango with Yo-yo Ma for the soundtrack to Sally Potter’s movie Tango Lesson. See the recording session of Libertango on YouTube.com.
Marconi also recorded Soul of Tango with Yo-yo Ma (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11). He also plays on the soundtrack to the famous movie by Carlos Saura Tango and Fernando E. Solanas’ Sur.
Bernardo mentioned the singer Roberto Goyeneche, “the great Pole”, and the series of recordings which Marconi and Goyeneche made together. Watch the YouTube.com video clip of two artists – Marconi and Goyeneche – performing together Naranjo en flor. The clip’s quality is not the greatest, but you will not fail to notice that Goyeneche “acts” his tangos, not just sings them. It is mesmerizing, even if you do not understand a word in Spanish.
Horacio Salgan Orchestra – A fuego lento
Horacio Salgan and Ubaldo De Lio – A Don Augustin Bardi
Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra – La Yumba(snippet) this version came from soundtrack
of Tango Lesson
Carlos Garcia – La Yumba
Astor Piazzolla – Muerte del angel
Eduardo Rovira – Que lo paren
Julio De Caro – Boedo (snippet)
Marcelo Nisinman – Boedo
Pablo Mainetti – Por una cabeza
Rodolfo Mederos – El Choclo
Nestor Marconi – Gallo Ciego
Nestor Marconi – Tiempo cumplido
to Bernardo, for spending the time and effort on this project.
R.F. Thompson’s book Tango: the Art History of Love, contains the whole chapter on Horacio Salgan.
www.todotango.com also has a couple ofgood articles about him.
Pablo Mainetti official website
Marcelo Nisinman official website. Nisinman was Astor Piazzolla’s protege. He frequently records with Dutch group Tango Orkestret. The recordings include Piazzolla’s works an other tango Nuevo pieces.
Rodolfo Mederos official website