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This month's cds (June 2012):
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Julio De Caro - Tangos de rompe y raja
AT LAST! For several years, people have been asking me for a CD of Fresedo's early sextet. Here it is.
This is a completely different Fresedo to the one you think you know. Strong beats and a base that almost growls at times make this just irresistible for dancing. The interpretation of La cachila is astounding, Lorenzo is delightful - you can find something good to say about every track on this CD
- El espiante
- Frases de amor
- La cachila
- Tinta verde
- Noches de Colón
- Di Di
- El once
- El entrerriano
- Re fa si
- Noche de reyes
- Milonga con variación
Mis Buenos Tangos Queridos - Cacho Tirao
Okay I know this is the least attractive album cover we've ever seen - but the music is good!
Cacho Tirao was the premier Argentine guitar soloist of his generation - not just a player of tangos, but of many genres. It turns out that this album is a reprint of a CD in the series Timeless Tango which I have to confess had a much more attractive cover.
Tirao is playing solo here, which is not what you normally get on guitar albums. Juanjo Dominguez for instance normally plays with three guitars, one of them the larger guitarrón which acts as a sophisticated acoustic bass. This solo work sounds thinner by comparison and for dancing it's mainly the two milongas that will really grab you, especially Corralera and La trampera.
Strictly limited stock!
- Corralera milonga
- Tu olvido vals
- Verano porteño
- Te vas milonga milonga
- Guitarra, guitarra mía
- Milonga de Don Taco
- Tomo y obligo
- Romance de barrio vals
- La trampera milonga
- Lejana tierra mía
- El negro Felipe
Ariel Ramírez - Recordando Valses
Pianist Ariel Ramírez is a folklore musician, so this CD of tango valses, performed in a light jazz style that's perfect for dancing, comes as a real surprise. Ramírez plays with the accompaniment of a jazz drummer. The whole thing is delightful.
This CD was first printed back in 1996 and if I know anything about this label, the last and final printing was some years ago. We offered this in the club in December 2009 and July 2010, running out of stock each time. We have managed to get hold of some more - strictly whilst stocks last!
- Desde el alma
- Amor y celo
- Ilusión de mi vida
- Lagrimas y sonrisas
- Pulpera de Santa Lucia
- Noche de verano
- Palomita blanca
- Santiago del Estero
- A su memoria
Carlos Garcia - Tangos en piano
I will never forget hearing this music for the first time. I was in Istanbul, where a turkish friend with a deep understanding of music had somehow discovered it. As we drove to the milonga he played me Shusheta and Viviani.
Volume 1 is really García's second album of piano solos, being recorded in 1991. His style has developed from the 1963 album, with more fire in the elaborated bass that link his delicate phrasing in the upper register. Listening to it I wonder how Carlos Di Sarli would sound playing solo.
Twelve tracks may not sound like very many but will leave you more than satisifed. This is playing of the very highest class - and you can dance to it as well. Simply a must.
- Color de rosa
- Aquel tapado de armiño
- Loca bohemia
- Ojos negros
- Patotero sentimental
- La cieguita
- La casita de mis viejos
- Anoche a los dos
- Dos lunares
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