The tango’s mystique lives on, attracting musicians as diverse as the two stars of this CD. Roger Davidson is a New York-based pianist and composer of orchestral and choral works, jazz, and world music. Argentine native, Pablo Aslan is a gifted bassist and director of AvanTango, a NY based modern tango ensemble. Together they have created a new collection of tangos embracing the traditional repertoire with an exuberant modern edge.
The entire collection of original songs and arrangements is an upbeat and welcome addition from the increasingly vital tango scene in New York. Here are new arrangements of traditional tangos, such as La Cumparsita, as well as tango arrangements of classics by Cole Porter and new compositions by Davidson. Guest artist, oboist Susan de Camp plays on two songs, which redefine traditional tango instrumentation. This ensemble of first class tango musicians offers up a rare pleasure in their debut album.