It may be all too easy for some tango enthusiasts to conclude that their music saw its heyday with Astor Piazzolla's generation.
It may be all too easy for some tango enthusiasts to conclude that their music saw its heyday with Astor Piazzolla's generation. It's clear, however, upon listening to "Amor Por el Tango" that this sultry dance genre is every bit as vital today as it was in the mid-20th century. The Tango Group, led by pianist/composer Roger Davidson and bassist Pablo Aslan, has created an album that features traditional tangos by Piazzolla, Enrique Delfino and Gerardo Matos Rodriguez, among others. It is also home to Davidson originals and tango arrangements of three Cole Porter tunes. Davidson and Aslan acknowledge the richness of their musical heritage while making their own contributions. Begin your exploration of this fine record with Aslan's bold arrangement of Rodriguez's "La Cumparsita"—perhaps the most recognizable tango ever written. The Davidson originals "Tristeza" and "Perdida" show the composer's uncanny feel for tango as well as his distinctive take on the genre. Racked in the United States by North Country Distribution.—PVV