A Passion of Tango

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Milan Sur
PERFORMER: Carlos Gardel
CATALOGUE NO: 74321 44794-2

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Carlos Gardel’s singing, equally lithe, takes vocal tango back to its roots. The violins may swoon, but he smoulders. At a time when pop and operatic voices were not so far apart, he performed right across the popular Latin American genres, phrasing wonderfully and projecting his words with grace.

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The accompaniments go with a spring, instead of the pronounced thump that ‘New Tango’ was to develop.