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This week's tanda is calm, rhythmic tanda by Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida singing. It starts with the very popular "Invierno." It is such a sweet and smooth song. Click here for a great translation of the lyrics from the Poesía de Gotán blog.
This week's tanda is low key tanda by Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor singing. We usually think of Biagi as being more rhythmic and staccato, but with Alberto Amor his signature sound is more calm. The ryhtym is still there, but more subdued. This is a great tanda for the end of the evening. "Seamos Amigos" is another great song that could go in this tanda.
This week's tanda is spirited set by Juan d'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe singing. "El Rey del compás" (The Rhythm King), as D'Arienzo was known, worked with many great singers. But, to me, Alberto Echagúe's canyengue style of singing was a perfect match for the rhythmic nature of D'Arienzo's orchestra.
This week's tanda is a classic set by Anibal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino singing. You don't get much more tango than this. Troilo and Fiorentino created some of the greatest tango music of all time. In these songs, he is at the top of his game with some of the best musicians around with Orlando Goñi on piano and Astor Piazzolla, along with Troilo, on bandoneon.
This week's tanda is an elegant, lyrical set by Carlos di Sarli with Jorge Durán singing. I have been playing a lot of Di Sarli and Durán lately and Un Tango y Nada Más is one of my favorite tangos to dance to. These tangos have a solid rhythm and lots of drama. They are great for taking your time, dancing slowly and also for simple walking.
This week's tanda is an spirited, mixed orchestra milonga set. Mixing orchestras is more common in milonga and vals tandas than it is in tango tandas.
Tanda of the Week 56: Lucio Demare with Juan Carlos Miranda
This week's tanda is a playful set by the Edgardo Donato with Horacio Lagos and Lita Morales singing.
This week's tanda is an elegant set by the Carlos di Sarli with Alberto Podestá singing.
This is a very rhythmic set and builds in intensity. Laurenz was a master of the bandoneon and the last two songs have very long and spirited bandoneon solos at their ends. These are lots of fun, especially if you know they are coming. You expect a break in the intensity, but just as you try to catch your breath, they start again.