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09/22/2014 at 04:37 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
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.

 

10/15/2012 at 02:42 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a spirited set by Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe singing.

 

07/23/2012 at 01:17 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a spirited vals (waltz) set by Juan D'Arienzo. These are great examples of vals criollo (creole waltz). Vals criollo is an evolution of the European vals as influenced by the culture of the working class Argentinean and Uruguayan citizens, primarily a mixture of Spanish and African. Later this would evolve into what we now refer to simply as Tango Vals.

 

07/16/2012 at 05:30 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks traditional tanda is an instrumental set by Juan d'Arienzo, from the late 1930s. This set shows why d'Arienzo was known as "El Rey del Compas" (The King of the Beat).

 

05/19/2012 at 11:09 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This class demo is from a class on adding rhythmic embellishments to the ocho cortado using the music of Juan d'Arienzo. We looked at embellishments for both men and women.

 

03/26/2012 at 03:02 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a classic golden age tanda by Juan d'Arienzo with Hector Maure singing. From 1940 to 1944, d'Arienzo had a wonderful orchestra with Hector Maure singing and Fulvio Salamanca on piano.

 

02/15/2012 at 01:36 PM in blog folder icon Tango Djing
Here are some of my favorite Juan d'Arienzo instrumental tandas.

 

12/13/2011 at 08:20 PM in blog folder icon Tango Djing
Here are some of my favorite Juan d'Arienzo tandas with singers Enrique Carbel, Alberto Echagüe, Alberto Reynal, and Héctor Mauré.

 

10/02/2010 at 12:28 PM in blog folder icon Music History
Juan d’Arienzo (December 14, 1900-January 14, 1976) was an Argentine tango musician, also known as “El Rey del Compas” (King of the Beat). D’Arienzo was born on 14 December 1900 in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Balvanera.

 



   

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