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Finnish Tango
     

Finnish Tango

by Tango Orkesteri Unto
 
An interesting album of tango by way of Scandinavia. The genre of tango has enjoyed reasonable success in Finland now and then over the decades, led by figures such as Toivo Karki and Unto Mononen, European counterparts to Troilo and Piazzolla to some degree. There's a heavy dose of jazz informing the music (largely

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An interesting album of tango by way of Scandinavia. The genre of tango has enjoyed reasonable success in Finland now and then over the decades, led by figures such as Toivo Karki and Unto Mononen, European counterparts to Troilo and Piazzolla to some degree. There's a heavy dose of jazz informing the music (largely thanks to Karki's influence, who they play a few numbers from), and some hint of European (perhaps French) song as well. The tango is more jazz-driven in general than most other versions of it, and focuses on the harmonies somewhat more than, say, Piazzolla (who was more often interested in the sheer sonic possibilities and combinations within the melody). For tango in general, a newcomer should go straight to the origin with Gardel, Troilo, Piazzolla, etc. If you are already acquainted with the genre, however, this album of Finns would make a worthwhile addition to your collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037183024
catalogNumber:
1830
Rank:
146762

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Performance Credits

Tango Orkesteri Unto   Primary Artist
Maria Kalaniemi   Accordion,Group Member
Timo Alakotila   Piano,Group Member
Mauno Järvelä   Violin,Group Member
Petri Hakala   Guitar,Group Member
Hannu Rantanen   Bass,Double Bass,Group Member
Mervi Hiltunen   Background Vocals
Anna-Mari Kähärän   Background Vocals
Pirjo Aittomäki   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
How Many Sisters   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Maria Kalaniemi   Arranger
Timo Alakotila   Arranger,Producer
Michel Emer   Composer
Jesse Reuben Wilson   Cover Design
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Anna-Mari Kähärän   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Pirjo Aittomäki   Liner Notes
Unto Mononen   Composer
Juha Vainio   Composer
Reino Helismaa   Composer

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