Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adios Nonino - Viceversa Tango Quintet

Regular readers of this blog may recall periods of frustration caused by a lack of music containing the full genome of the nuevo tango as created and performed by Piazzolla. That frustration ends today with the performance of the classic Adios Nonino by the Viceversa Tango Quintet. This Argentine quintet was formed in 2003 and provides authentic sounds of both classic and nuevo tango. You might want to sample their version of Pugliese's Recuerdo or, better yet, obtain a copy of their CD which can be purchased by download from

There are no weaknesses in the group although the sound mix in the video makes it difficult to hear both the piano and the guitar. Their version of Adios Nonino sounds to my ears very similar to the earliest versions from Piazzolla's first quintet with some well founded personalization near the end.

It is quite refreshing to hear to hear a young group like this provide such a traditional sound. Let's hope they find time to share more of the Piazzolla catalog with us via YouTube.

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