Pedro Giraudo exciting tantalizing tango jazz Pedro Giraudo – VIGOR TANGUERO: It’s really quite amazing how different one album can be for a player who wears talent on his sleeve… I reviewed Pedro’s big band CD only a few days ago, but this exciting and tantalizing tango jazz release has him returning to the music of his country (Argentina, where the tango originated) in splendid fashion… Pedro’s fantastic bass work is joined by high-energy players (Nick Danielson-violin, Rodolfo Zanetti-bandoneón, Emilio Teubal-piano), and songs like the high-flying opener, “Voragine“, will thrill listeners who want LIFE to be a part of their music… whirling, swirling and all points in between, this is one of the most vivacious Latin songs I’ve listened to (yet) in 2018.
Pedro put up a live video performance of “Chicharrita” only a few hours ago, so you’ll be able to see the bubbling energy they approach these splendid tangos with…
…I was totally stoked as I watched this grand video… there’s really only one word for it – “suave”! You can also watch many other videos by Pedro and his various groupings on his YouTube channel, so be and SUBSCRIBE (since you’re there anyway) I did.
Another fact that makes all the difference in the world is that Pedro wrote all of these tunes, specifically for this quartet… & not just that, but it’s almost like his compositions are “experimental tango”, if you will… so that what you’re going to hear is fresh and new – not some tired-out rendition of “old” tango jazz. A really fine example of that is what you’ll hear as you listen to “La Rabiosa” (the rageful woman)… all the twists & turns you’d expect in an encounter like that… emotions truly come to life under Pedro’s pen!
The KICKER, though, and the piece that easily won my vote for personal favorite of the ten jazz tangos offered up for your listening pleasure is the 5:01 closer, “A Campo Abierto”, which will give you insights into the soul of this most talented composer. I give Pedro and the rest of his quartet a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this excellent album. Get more information on the Zoho Music label page for the release. Rotcod Zzaj
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