Beginner’s Guide to Tango

Various Artists
Number of discs: 3

The Beginner’s Guide To Tango 2008 edition boasts three CD selection with 45 tracks! Tango is high-kicking again with laid-back experiments in Lounge Electronica, while experiment-hungry orchestras and Latino Rock stars are revamping the Salon sound and the sardonic poetry of Tango Cancion.

The Tango story is, like Buenos Aires, deep, dark and labyrinthine, and across the decades innovators like crooner Carlos Gardel, pianist Osvaldo Pugliese and bandoneon supremo Anibal Troilo have added edgy, exploratory masterpieces to the genre.

Music journalist Chris Moss with input from Shisha Sound System’s DJ UMB and Tango teacher/dancer Bianca prepared a rich session of classic slow-swinging Tangos, early Milonga Bops, Avant Garde “evolutionary” Tango arrangements, Piazzolla masterpieces and contemporary cuts.