Raúl Jaurena is one of the world’s premier performers of the bandoneón, the button squeezebox that is the quintessential tango instrument. His Soundbrush recording Te Amo Tango, which featured many of his own innovative New Tango compositions, won a 2007 Latin Grammy Award. It was followed up by Pasion por La Vida, a duet recording with pianist and composer Roger Davidson and featuring eighteen of Davidson’s original new tango compositions. On Fuerza Milonguera, Jaurena, now leading his Tango Orchestra, keeps moving forward as he glances back, exploring the roots and traditions of tango through new and classic compositions.
Produced by Pablo Aslan
All arrangements by Raul Jaurena
Recorded in Montevideo, Uruguay
Bandoneon: Raul Jaurena, Miguel Trillo, Jose Lagreca, Nario Recoba
Violin 1: Alejandra Moreira, Violin 2: Gastón Jerónimo, Viola: Mariana Mastrogiovanni, Cello: Gerardo Moreira, Bass: Sergio Mouro
Piano: Alvaro Agopian, Guitar: Julio Cobelli
Vocals: Marga Mitchell