Features melodies by Carlos Gardel, remixed with a bossa nova lounge feel. Carlos Gardel is a legendary singer with over 1,443 recordings and 800 recorded songs to his name. He is one of the all-time outstanding figures of Latin America and tango music and sixty-eight years after his death, a devoted following keeps his legend alive. This CD is part of a world music collection that features traditional songs from countries around the world. Future CDs from this series will showcase Cuba and France.
Carlos Gardel is undoubtely the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He grew up in the Abasto neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, He attended Pio IX Industrial high-school located in the Almagro neighbourhood...
The Argentine musician and pianist Raúl di Blasio recalls on this disc the music of tango and Gardel. He is accompanied by voices like 'El Consorcio' (5 songs), Michael Bolton and Fernando de la Mora, as he only has four issues exclusively as a soloist. Di Blasio, classically trained pianist, is also creator and lover of popular music. He is known as 'The American piano' and certainly is now one of the greatest pianists in the world.
Album by the great canary vocal group 'Los Sabandeños', marking the fifty those published, currently with over seventy albums released. The title of 'Gardel' has to do with a way of paying homage to the tango and the best performer, both threads by Gardel himself and other great Argentine musicians as Canaro, Discépolo, Troilo, Cobian, Piazzolla or Demare. But the album also includes outside that context some other works (including bolero format) of authors as Alberto Cortez, 'Distancia', singing along with them, Rafael Amor, 'No me llames extranjero', -also sings with them- and even an anonymous Cuban song from XIX century, 'El colibrí', which accompanies them Soledad Bravo as in 'Esta noche serena' serena'. A note also the collaboration of Argentinian bandoneon player Rodolfo Mederos in 'Yira, yira'. This production by The Sabandeños won two gold albums and one platinum for sales success. Singular musical contribution that meets the ever splendid vocal quality of 'Los Sabandeños' with tango music.