Saturday, April 11, 2009

Virtuoso Harmonica

Once again, a performance from Histoire du tango has captured my attention. Today it is a performance of Bordel 1900, the first of the four movements of the Histoire, and it is played by the French duo Bruno Rouillé and Cyrille Simon. The piece was composed for flute and guitar but is played here on harmonica (Rouillé) and guitar (Simon). I would not have guessed that it was even possible to play the rich, chromatic flute part on harmonica but Rouillé does it and does it like a virtuoso. The duo has also posted a video covering the third movement of the work, Nightclub 1960 which is equally good.

One could wish for better lighting in the video but it is the sound that counts in this case and the sound is wonderful. Let's hope they have video of the other two movements of the Histoire in the vault and will share it with us soon.

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