Presenting the Beginner’s Guide To Tango 2008 edition. The original version was a best selling title on the Nascente label and on this brand new version we have boosted the 3CD selection up to an even greater value 45 tracks!!!
A century since it first fired passions in Europe and South America, tango is high-kicking again. From one side of the decadent ballroom come laid-back experiments in lounge electronica, while experiment-hungry orchestras and Latino rock stars are revamping the salon sound and the sardonic poetry of tango cancion.
But the tango story is, like Buenos Aires, deep, dark and labyrinthine, and across the decades innovators like crooner Carlos Gardel, pianist Osvaldo Pugliese and bandoneon supremo Anibal Troilo have added edgy, exploratory masterpieces to the genre. Tango-obsessed music journalist Chris Moss with input from Shisha Sound System’s DJ UMB and tango teacher and dancer Bianca have delved into the archives to prepare a rich session of classic slow-swinging tangos, early milonga bops, avant garde "evolutionary" tango arrangements, Piazzolla masterpieces and contemporary cuts.
By turns seedy and sensual, nostalgic and dreamline, tango is back in style. Whether you want all-night dance lessons or prefer your tango lying down, these three CDs - Genesis, Evolution and Contemporary - will have you hooked and coming back for another spin.