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Eternal Tango

by Hector Del Curto

On this album, Hector Del Curto brings distinctive blend of traditional tango in orquestra tipica style with his Eternal Tango Orchestra and the legendary music of Astor Piazzolla with his long time friend and collaborator, renowned pianist Pablo Ziegler.
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1. A Evaristo Carriego
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2. Meridional
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3. Loca Bohemia
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4. Los Magos
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5. Introduccion al Angel
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6. Escualo
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7. La Fundicion
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8. Vigilia
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9. A Mis Viejos
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10. El Abrojito
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This CD illustrates Héctor Del Curto's 25 years as a celebrated bandoneónist, featuring solo, duos, trio, quintet and his Eternal Tango Orchestra.

Highlighted by what the New York Times called his "wistful, piercing solos on the bandoneón," Héctor Del Curto offers original interpretations of both traditional and new tangos while remaining true to the intensity and passion that are characteristic of the genre.

About Hector Del Curto

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, bandoneónist Héctor Del Curto has traveled the world as soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with the world–renowned tango composers Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito D´Rivera, ballet dancer Julio Bocca, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Colón Ballet among many others.
After a Carnegie Hall concert in April 1999 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and outstanding artists such as Gary Burton, Joe Lovano, Pablo Ziegler, famous tango singers José Angel Trelles and Maria Graña, the New York Times highlighted Mr. Del Curto´s artistry, making special mention of his "wistful, piercing solos on the bandoneón."

This was no new discovery. In Argentina, Mr. Del Curto had won the title of "Best Bandoneónist under 25" when he was only 17 years of age. This award led the tango legend, Osvaldo Pugliese to invite him to play in his orchestra, which made him the youngest bandoneonist in the history of Pugliese's Orchestra.
In 1999, Héctor Del Curto received the Golden Note Award from the Italian–American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements. As conductor, he directed the spectacular show "Forever Tango" on Broadway and founded the "Eternal Tango Orchestra" a ten piece ensemble.

Since 2003, Eternal Tango Quartet and Orchestra has performed at Lincoln Center Summer Festival, Hudson River Park Trust Moon Dance Series, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Stowe Tangofest (Vermont), Resonance–World Music Festival in Cleveland, Embajada Argentina (Washington), among other festivals and venues. The new CD, Hector Del Curto´s Eternal Tango was released on June 18, 2007.

Besides his own projects, Héctor Del Curto is an active member of Pablo Ziegler Trio and Quintet for the New Tango, Fernando Otero´s X–Tango and Paquito D´Rivera´s Panamericana Ensemble.

Héctor Del Curto´s recordings include performances with Osvaldo Pugliese and his orchestra and Astor Piazzolla and the New Tango Sextet on "Finally Together" (Lucho Records), Pablo Ziegler on the albums "Asphalt" and "Quintet for the New Tango" (BMG), "Tango Magic" (Sony Music–USA) on video and DVD, Fernando Otero X–Tango on the album "Plan" and Luis Borda Cuarteto on "Linea de Tango" (Jazz and Fusion Records). Mr. Del Curto was a guest artist in numerous recordings such as Latin music legend, Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri´s Grammy Award–winning collaboration "Masterpiece" (RMM), renowned mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves´ "The Lost Days" (BMG), Manhattan Transfer´s "Vibrate" (Telarc), Roy Nathanson´s "Fire at the Keaton´s Bar and Grill" (featuring Elvis Costello, Cyrus Chestnut and Deborah Harry, on the label Six Degrees), Ricardo Arjona´s "Santo Pecado" (Sony International), and Shakira´s "Laundry Services" (BMG).



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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower (Roberta on the Arts)

This happens to be one of the finest new Argentine Tango CDs...
This happens to be one of the finest new Argentine Tango CDs, played and arranged by Tango virtuosos, such as Hector del Curto, who performed with the renowned Osvaldo Pugliese, and Pablo Ziegler, who performed with composer, bandoneonist, Astor Piazzolla. Hector del Curto has assembled top tango musicians to complete Eternal Tango Orchestra, including Jisoo Ok on cello and Gustavo Casenave on piano. This CD is for listening, for dancing, and for transporting you to an intoxicating Milonga in Buenos Aires.

Notable Tracks:

#4 – Los Magos - Composed by Hector del Curto. In the edgy style of Piazzolla, del Curto's composition grabs the listener and fills the mind with gorgeous, impassioned music. The Eternal Tango Quintet plays this piece, with del Curto's bandoneón and Nick Danielson's violin both featured in soulful solos. The rhythms are perfected for performance dance, as well.

#5 – Introducción al Angel - Composed by Astor Piazzolla, arr. Pablo Ziegler. Jisoo Ok, on cello, is showcased here in a richly emotional theme, textured and deep. Pablo Ziegler has arranged this Piazzolla work with drama and persuasive professionalism, and performs on piano. Del Curto elegantly fills out this trio performance, with quintessential Piazzolla power and shifts in mood.

#8 - Vigilia - Composed by Victor Lavallén. This duo performance, with Jisoo Ok and Hector del Curto, highlights the pure sounds of cello and bandoneón, in slow, rapturous timing. Ms. Ok has captured the essence of the tango, and del Curto extends the bandoneón with seamless sultriness.

#9 - A Mis Viejos - Composed by Mario de Carlo. This classic tango is performed by full Eternal Tango Orchestra with Pedro Giraudo on bass, Gustavo Casenave on piano, Mark Holloway on viola, Ms. Ok on cello, del Curto on bandoneón, and all four violins. The result is pure beauty

Paquito D'Rivera

When I asked Hector Del Curto about the precious cello sound on his new CD, he told me it is his wife: "I have a good ear for women," he commented with his fine sense of humor. A good ear is not his only quality; he also has exquisite taste and the perfect balance between precision and delicacy of the chamber music and the passion and expressive power of the popular music of his native Argentina.

Jenny Thomson

Incredible Album!!!
This CD is just incredible. I was hooked from the first note! This CD has passion, beauty and style. You could listen to it over and over again.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Drawing and stretching the music in all directions, pushing limitations from the inside out, pulling from the outside corners of customary expectations, the natural elasticity of the genre is heightened with remarkable innovation in this noteworthy accomplishment, Eternal Tango. Nourishing and enlightening even for those who don’t “get” tango, the raw musicality and artistry in this project captures the elegance, subtlety and classicism often missing in other presentations, making it not only more accessible, but more comprehensible as a dynamic, creative, and most importantly, a versatile genre with endless potential for expression and emotional abundance. While Del Curto caters to the novice, his highly-developed vision, passion and tangible love for this music leaves aficionados thrilled and dumbfounded. In his home of Buenos Aires, Del Curto was already making a name for himself at 17, named The Best Bandoneón Player Under 25; now, in his home of New York City, as the most sought-after
bandoneón player, he is continuing to astound and mesmerize critics. Joined by a tango orchestra of piano, bass and multiple strings as well as a smaller quintet of violin, piano, bass and cello (featuring his wife, Jisoo Ok), this disc most notably captures the delicacies and cultivated beauties of tango that can only be accomplished by a dedicated pupil and master. With plaintive and aching solos to proud and robust dance floor tributes, Del Curto’s full-spectrum genius proves a delightful pay-off in one of the most impressive and well-versed tango albums to date.