Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Richard Galliano's Tangaria Quartet, Episode #11

Richard Galliano, the gifted and acclaimed French/Italian accordionist created a music group and performed in concert with his newly formed group last year in Marciac, France. This group is the Tangaria Quartet and includes along with Galliano, Alexis Cardenis on violin, Phillipe Aerts on the double bass, Rafael Mejias on percussion and Hamilton de Holanda on the mandolin as a special guest for this concert that was filmed last year by Frank Cassenti.

The Richard Galliano Tangaria Quartet: Live in Marciac 2006 DVD captures the passion, skill and beauty in Galliano's music. By bringing together the best musicians to perform some of his standard works from his other albums you can't but help see why this accordionist has won the prestigious Django Reinhardt prize in 1993, why he was at one time named best jazz musician of the year in '93, why he was well respected by musical giants like Astor Piazzollo and Biréli Lagrène and still is today. Using the accordion in ways not used before in jazz and generally regarded as the best accordionist in the business Galliano and his quartet get together in Marciac, a famous European jazz mecca, to film this concert DVD, performing some of the best jazz infused tango heard anywhere in the world. The music is splendid and these guys really bring the house down, especially with the last song New York Tango!

My favorite songs are the mysterious sounding
Chat Pitre, the seductive sounding Fou Rire, and the bluesy sounding Spleen with a great double bass solo by Phillipe Aerts and also I loved the lively Siertao but trust me, every song here is a hand picked gem! The DVD is being issued by Milan Records and you can purchase this DVD at Milan records through Amazon.com.

This DVD would be a wonderful, fun and entertaining addition to the music and film collection for any tango music lover, jazz lover or anyone who just loves and appreciates excellent music! Episode #11 is available below:

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Episode #11 is now available for downloading or streaming. The playlist follows:

1. Francisco Canaro y Charlo - Tiempos Viejos
2. Francisco Canaro - La Negrita Candombe
3. Carlos Gardel and Francisco Canaro - Madre Selva
4. Miguel Calo - Que Falta Que Me Haces

I review Richard Galliano's concert DVD Richard Galliano Tangaria Quartet, Live in Marciac 2006. Music during the break is Old Man River by the New Quintette du Hot Club de France.

5. Quinteto Atlanta - Tinta Verde
6. Miguel Calo - Elegante Papirusa
7. Orquesta Internacional - Columbiana