Tango Argentino: Zum Play Astor Piazzola

Tango Argentino: Zum Play Astor Piazzola

by Zum


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Tango Argentino: Zum Play Astor Piazzola

ZUM have plowed through all sorts of Gypsy music over the years, finding their way into any number of genres. With Piazzolla's tango, however, they seem to have found their sweet spot. The compositions, perfect examples of nuevo tango, hold up mightily. More importantly for an album devoted to the master, though, ZUM treat the compositions like treasures -- they do their best to hold up the mastery demanded of the off-kilter portions, but refrain from enhancing the sound with their own ideas too greatly. Accordion player Eddie Hession proves to be an able mimicker of Piazzolla's bandoneon, and violinist Adam Summerhayes makes his instrument screech, wail, and croon in the overtly emotional ways Piazzolla's compositions are so fond of. They can aim for the ultradramatic with "Diminished Tango"'s chord progressions and stomping beats; they can swim melodically in lighter fare in the realm of "Oblivion." It's a surprisingly good album from a band that isn't focused specifically on tango or on Piazzolla. Pick up the Piazzolla originals first (and maybe the Gidon Kremer renditions), but ZUM have done a masterful job with his work.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2010
Label: Arc Music
UPC: 0743037227421
catalogNumber: 2274
Rank: 255035

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zum   Primary Artist
Eddie Hession   Accordion,Group Member
Adam Summerhayes   Piano,Group Member
Chris Grist   Cello,Group Member
David Gordon   Harpsichord,Group Member
Jan Pensola   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Matt Butler   Engineer
Diz Heller   translation
Ute Entwistle   Layout
Jeannine Blanpain   translation
Adam Summerhayes   Arranger,Composer
Chris Grist   Producer,Liner Notes
David Gordon   Arranger,Composer
Zum   Producer,Liner Notes
Alex Croft   Cover Design

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