Jay Byrnes | El Asunto Del Tango

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El Asunto Del Tango

by Jay Byrnes

Saxophone and the Tango! Tango classics arranged and new works performed by classical saxophonist Jay Byrnes with accordionist Michael Kluger and Pianist Daniel Rojas. A fresh new take on this very popular genre.
Genre: Latin: Tango
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1. Niebla Y Cemento
8:29 $1.29
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2. Llévame
5:56 $1.29
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3. Entongue Tango
5:24 $1.29
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4. La Cumparsita
4:07 $1.29
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5. Che. Bandoneon
4:43 $1.29
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6. Soledad
8:04 $1.29
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7. Tango Etude No.4
4:11 $1.29
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8. Libertango
4:07 $1.29
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9. Nostalgia City
7:22 $1.29
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10. Tengo Un Tango
4:54 $1.29
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11. Volver
6:24 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The story of the tango begins on the shores of the Rio de la Plata, a delta where Buenos Aires and Montevideo meet. At the turn of the 20th century, many Europeans travelled to this ‘new’ world with hopes and dreams in tow, aiming to create a new life. The ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo were soon cluttered with lonely sailors and resilient immigrants. They brought with them their music, that over time fused with local folk styles creating the tango.
With its roots in the brothels of the beautiful immigrant city of Buenos Aires the Tango began its life in the guts of the people and found its way into the hearts of all.
Tango has travelled the world evolving through its 100 years of life and can now be heard throughout the greatest concert halls of our time. A music that is wholeheartedly Argentinean yet reeks of the nostalgia, sorrow, love and loss that all can experience no matter what nationality or age.
This album combines some of the most famous and well known tangos with new works written specifically for this project. All have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes tango so exhilarating and addictive. It’s the fire, the power and the expression that makes tango truly what it is, a nostalgic musical genre that can speak to all yet still resemble its people so well.
Why tango on the Saxophone? Although the saxophone is not traditionally a tango instrument, it truly is so amazingly suited to the genre. Its ability to play percussively (essential in a dance genre that has no drums) through clarity of articulation and extended techniques is one element. However, its glory lies in its faithful ability to express an idea, thought or emotion with one breathe. No other instrument aside from the human voice surpasses this.
I hope you enjoy this album and I have confidence that it takes you to either the Buenos Aires you know or to a place you can only imagine has such fervent people. Music for everyone should be enjoyed by everyone, sit back and absorb.” Jay Byrne

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