A Review of the CT Tango Ensemble‘s CD Tango Club, by Jazz Journalist Don Albert, published on Artslink, April 26 APril 2012:
Don Albert writes:
If you liked the movie The Scent of a Woman and you enjoy the music of Astor Piazzolla then you have to listen to Tango Club by the CT Tango Ensemble. This group which plays authentic Argentinean tango comprises Stanislav Angelov bandonéon and accordion, Jacek Domagala violin, Albert Combrink piano and keyboards and Charles Lazar double bass plus guests Adriana Edwards vocal, Willie van Zyl alto saxophone, Kevin Gibson drums and James Grace guitar. Of the 13 tracks seven are by Piazzolla others include originals by Angelov and Lazar. “Cape Town Tango” has a distinctive Cape Carnival sound cleverly intertwined with original tango. If I didn’t find this a very interesting, and an enjoyable aside from the jazz I normally review, I would not have included it here. It reminded me of the time I heard Astor Piazzolla with Gary Burton at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and of course Piazzolla also recorded with Gerry Mulligan. So there is a jazz strain in there. Most listenable. If you can’t find this CD in the shops go to www.goodmusic.co.za
Don Albert is a saxophonist and jazz journalist. He spent 12 years with The Star Newspaper on the Tonight! section writing about jazz. Currently he writes jazz CD and book reviews for Financial Mail and is the South African Correspondent for Downbeat (USA) and Jazz Journal International (UK). He has presented radio programmes on jazz and served as judge at prestigious competitions. He has also won numerous awards.
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