Two Village Landmarks for Northern Italian Cuisine
Villa Mosconi Restaurant
69 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
Open 12 noon - 11 PM
97 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
Open 12 noon - 11 PM, Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Open 12 noon - 11:30 PM, Fri., Sat. Closed Tuesdays
This CD is one of the most gorgeous collections of recorded and live music
I have ever heard. The tango genre is challenging to replicate, and only true professionals,
well versed in this genre, should attempt such compositions.
Stafano and Gianni Iorio have composed seven new works, all on
this album, adding two works by the great tango genius, Astor Piazzolla.
This collection of music is not just for occasional listening, even twice or three
times. This collection of music is for repeated listening, as it grabs the imagination
and transports the listener to Buenos Aires Tango halls. In fact, this music is
clearly danceable by tango aficionados.
and Iorio perform generous, gripping solos, respectively on piano and bandoneón
or accordion. It was impossible to choose four notable tracks, as each and every
track was diverse and mesmerizing. In most cases, when reviewing a CD, I turn the
volume down. In this case, I turned the volume up. Four tracks are synopsized below.
#2 – Milonguita - Composed by
The "milonga" is a fast version of tango, with different steps. Stafano's Milonguita
is a jazzy styled milonga, led by both the piano and bandoneón, each sharing stages
of the melodic theme. That contagious theme remains in the mind, until the next
track is heard.
#4 – El Gran Viaje - Composed by
This composition contains rhythms for performance tango, rapid and tense.
long, atonal piano solo, replete with pregnant pauses, adds edge and drama, while
Gianni Lorio's bandoneón adds hints of Piazzolla. Gabriele Mirabassi is featured
on clarinet, with whimsical ornamentations.
#6 - Alma de Tango - Composed by Gianni Iorio. With a piano introduction,
Lorio's composition adds edgy clarinet solos that are usually reserved for a violin,
and the effects are splendid, in spinning, surreal melody. Soon the piano and bandoneón
echo this theme, followed by
Terlizzi on a richly textured bass.
#9 - Tanguedia - Composed by Astor Piazzolla. I am quite familiar with this
music, from Piazzolla recordings, and NuevoTango Ensamble has captured the essence
of its magic and energy. Lorio's bandoneón lashes out with powerful waves of chords,
while Stafano creates undulating piano cadences that grow during this almost eight-minute,
live track. JazzHausRecords.com
has a new, vibrant hit in its current repertoire.
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