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A new approach to tango music. The sensuality and melodic heritage of Tango music together with the freedom of improvisation of Jazz, by Sergio Gruz on Piano and Olivier Manoury on Bandoneon
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1. Heartstorming
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2. Milonga Gris
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3. Volver
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4. No Vuelvo
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5. Franchement Vienne
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6. El Dia Que Me Quieras
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7. Vienna
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8. Sus Ojos Se Cerraron
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9. Tráfico
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10. Blue Milonga
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11. La Cumparsita
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12. Bises
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Album Notes
Free TANGO is a duet born from a common passion for freedom and a common musical heritage: Jazz, Tango & improvisation

" Free TANGO reinvents Tango" La revista
"Gorgeous Tango" El Universo

OLIVIER MANOURY was born in Tulle (France) He moved to Paris with his parents as a child. He played bagpipes at folk music gatherings After grammar school he studied painting and sculpture at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and literature at the university of the Sorbonne where he got a masters degree in 1976.
OLIVIER MANOURY then became an instrument maker building violins, violas, baroque and folk instruments. He started playing bandoneon and became a bandoneon tuner and restorer. He now concentrates exclusively on playing, turning professional in 1979 In the 80'sHe was a regular guest of the mythical coub Trittoirs de Buenos Aires. S
ince then he has played in many traditional tango bands, accompanied many singers (Ernesto Rondó) and created his own bands:TANGONEON.. TEMPO DI TANGO.. duo with uruguayan pianist Enrique Pascual.. duo with Jazz bassist Yves Torchinsky.. Quartet with Michael Guttman, violin Edda erlendsdottir (piano) and isabelle d'Auzac (double bass) (festival in the Hamptons, long island, New York - Palais de Beaux Arts Bruxelles - Pietrasanta festival ,Italy).. The stockholm based Olivier Manoury septet with Anders Inge(violin) (Konsert Huset, Kulturhuset, Fashing..).. Candome band with the Uruguayan percussion player Jorge Trasante,.. recordings with the Argentinian cartoonist Serguei, the African singer Bonga and the American jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. In duo with opera singer Jorge Chamine in (concert at the Paris Opera Bastille. Theatre des Champe Elysées, Bouffes du Nord in Paris, Gulbelkian Hall in Lisabon, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
He performed a whole serie of concerts in the Theatre National du Chatelet, including big band concert and solo recital... .. As a soloist or as a band leader he played in many countries in Europe, Latin america, Japan and Israel and US, including The Opera houses in Paris, Lyon, Reykjavik, Hannover. in Paris he performed in Opera Bastille, Theatre des Champs Elysées, Theatre National de Chaillot, La Cigale, New Morning, La Maroquinerie, Sylvia Montfort, Baiser Salé, Studio de l'Ermitage, Bataclan etc.Teatro municipal de Sao Paolo in Brazil.. Grand Rex de Buenos aires in Argentina. He occasionally appears as a guest in jazz and other improvised music concerts and recordings (Arrigo Cappelletti Quartet in Milano, Tetsu Saitoh and Kazuo Imai in Tokyo).
He recorded CDs with all the mentionned groups for the label SILEX/AUVIDIS and with Dee Dee Bridgewater and african singer Bonga for Polygram.
OLIVIER MANOURY is also a composer and writes music for movies (Sale comme un ange by Catherine Breillat), for TV (Novacek channel France 2). for dramma (Eva Peron by Copi and Chantecler by Edmond Rostand at the Theatre National de Chaillot).for circus shows (with joggler Nikolaus) and for ballet (He wrote and performed the music of Che Quijote y Bandoneon by Maurice Béjart in a world tour in year 2000).
He is also formed KATINGA, a Jazz/candombe project with Xavier Girotto on sax, Marcelo Russillo on drums Carlos "el Tero" Buschini on bass (with whom he regularly performs in duo )
 Olivier Manoury Quartet premiered in february 2007 in jazz club Le Trion and performed in Baiser Salé, Studio de l'Ermitage, Café de la Danse, la Fête de l'Humanité, Rerykjavik Jazz Festival, Nuits de Nacre in Tulle, and in the famous parisian club New Morning

Sergio Gruz studied jazz piano in Argentina with Santiago Giacobbe and Edgardo Beilin. Classical music with Susana Bonora and Claudio Spector. At the same time studied economy at the university of Buenos Aires. 
In 1992 he went on tour in France with ' Sexteto Sur and Adriana Varela ' and played at the famous 'Trottoirs de Buenos Aires'. In 1993 he settled in Paris and since then played in many festivals and clubs (Belga Jazz Festival, the Jazz festival of Leverkusener in Germany, the Montreal jazz festival in Canada, jazz festival of Santo Domingo in Rep. Dominican, the Tanjazz festival in Morocco, the Ethno Jazz festival in Chisinau in Moldavia, Marcillac jazz festival.... The Petit Journal Montparnasse, Sunset, Sunside, Bilboquet, 7 Lezards, Chabada, New Morning, Baiser sale, etc… 
He participated in creations of contemporary theater and dance. In trio with Juan Sébastien Jimenez and Antoine Banville he is combining latinoamerican folklore and songs (from the melodic point of view) with jazz. 
He also made the music to the movie " Terapias Alternativas "in 2007 and " S.O.S ex ", on 2008. He wrote a piece for brass ensemble and quartet of jazz which was played the Jazz festival of Nancy in 2006.
 He recorded with Damien Prud'Homme quartet and Sylvain del Campo quartet , and with Ricardo Izquierdo , one of the leading saxophone players from Cuba, with whom he played on 2012 at the Marcillac jazz festival.

They are joined by a remarkable fact in their artistic background: they worked in the legendary Parisian tango club "Trottoirs de Buenos Aires", founded in 1981, which promoted the revitalization of tango in France.

Free TANGO is a project born from 2 musicians with a common language : the melodic & harmonic inheritage of Tango,
the improvisation technique and the freedom and creativity offered by Jazz music.

It is also about Reminiscence: traditional Tango themes, Argentinian folklore and Uruguayan Candombe.
Many experiments may have bloomed to gather Jazz & Tango since Astor Piazzolla but none really based upon improvisation. And this is what Free TANGO is mainly about.

Free TANGO is a project supported by the French Alliance Foundation.
Free TANGO toured in Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay) and performed at Festival de Tango de Medellin and at Buenos Aires Tango which are the most prestigious Tango festivals worldwide.



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