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June 27, 2007
New Online-Only Mini-Album: "Mandragora Tango Live 2007"
We've taken some of the best tracks that we've recorded this spring and put together a little freebie album for you to enjoy. These are all live tracks recorded in April and May 2007. We'll probably re-record are few of these tracks in a studio sooner or later.
We're planing on our next CD release to be much more studio-oriented and to feature more original, danceable alt-tangos. So we've taken 13 of our best new tracks and made a little album to give away. 7 of these tracks have videos that you can view on YouTube. This is just like a real album, except that it's shorter and free. You can download all of Mandrágora Tango Live 2007 as a ZIP file or as a RAR file. You can also listen to it in a pop-up window
More about the Tracks
Last April, we performed for the cameras of Baby Blue Arts
in a half-hour
concert taped for broadcast. We've posted all of those tunes to
and made the audio tracks available for
listening or download below.
- Café con limón (Barnes): Watch or Listen/Download Bob's original vals about our friend Alan Kagan's odd habit of putting a lemon in his coffee.
- Michelangelo '70 (Piazzolla): Watch or Listen/Download Our favorite concert encore. A rolicking 3 minutes of undanceable Piazzolla goodness.
- Tango Triste (Troilo): Watch or Download/Listen An obscure Anibal Troilo tango that we learned from our musical godfather Max Valentinuzzi.
- Se dice de mi (Canaro): Watch or Download/Listen
Canaro's milonga made famous by Tita Merello. An adaptation of this was the theme song to the original "Ugly Betty", a Columbian telenovella called "Yo soy Betty, la fea".
- Danzarín (Plaza): Watch or Download/Listen Another Julian Plaza concert favorite that can be danceable when the moment is right.
- Soledad (Piazzolla): Watch or
Download/Listen The most hauntingly beautiful piece that we play, featuring a heart-breakingly sad violin solo by Christian Zamora
- La yumba (Pugliese): Watch or Download/Listen
Pugliese's great onomonopoeic theme song. ("Yumba" is made-up word that sounds like the short, 2-note rhythm that the bass player plays throughout)
After our east coast tour
we played a "homecoming concert" at the Cedar Cultural Center
that we recorded for posterity. Here are some tunes from that gig:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Posted by bbarnes at June 27, 2007 3:01 PM