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In Argentina they say “in Argentina everything may change - except the tango”, but I couldn’t resist adding some percussion to this beautiful nuevo tango by Vincent Voois, composed in the style of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla.

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Piazzolla is a great reminder to be true to yourself musically:

In 1953 Piazzolla entered his Buenos Aires Symphony in a composition contest, and won a grant from the French government to study in Paris with the legendary French composition teacher Nadia Boulanger. The insightful Boulanger turned Piazzolla’s life around in a day, as he related in his own words:

When I met her, I showed her my kilos of symphonies and sonatas. She started to read them and suddenly came out with a horrible sentence: “It’s very well written.” And stopped, with a big period, round like a soccer ball. After a long while, she said: “Here you are like Stravinsky, like Bartok, like Ravel, but you know what happens? I can’t find Piazzolla in this.” And she began to investigate my private life: what I did, what I did and did not play, if I was single, married, or living with someone, she was like an FBI agent! And I was very ashamed to tell her that I was a tango musician. Finally I said, “I play in a night club.” I didn’t want to say cabaret. And she answered, “Night club, mais oui, but that is a cabaret, isn’t it?” “Yes,” I answered, and thought, “I’ll hit this woman in the head with a radio….” It wasn’t easy to lie to her.
She kept asking: “You say that you are not pianist. What instrument do you play, then?” And I didn’t want to tell her that I was a bandoneon player, because I thought, “Then she will throw me from the fourth floor.” Finally, I confessed and she asked me to play some bars of a tango of my own. She suddenly opened her eyes, took my hand and told me: “You idiot, that’s Piazzolla!” And I took all the music I composed, ten years of my life, and sent it to hell in two seconds.

Astor Piazzolla, A Memoir

Vincent Voois
Percussion: Norm Harris

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thetworegs said

I don't know how i missed this .... now where did i put those dancing shoes?........

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Movement To Contact said

Very cool, it reminds me of Zelda for some reason....then again my brain is a little gone today. ;)

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Norm said

@Jarvis: A bandoneon is a type of concertina, sort of like an accordion, popular in Argentina... Piazolla is considered to be one of the masters of this instrument, (good question... I had to look it up myself).

Guest said

What is a Bandoneon ? Is it a mispelled Onion that is not allowed into bars? Or wha'? Nice punchy percussion to the tango. Nice jarv

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

Utterly Sublime! This Track takes me through a range of emotions.... Just as Music should! I love it! Faved!

Guest said

calming is some perfect sense.

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Rick Phillips said

Wonderful piece of music, nice job Norm!

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vaisvil said

this is simply perfect.

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Guest said

I heart the tango. This is wonderful - you have added magic.

Guest said

Ah, tasteful and tasty.