Celeste from Kew Gardens, NY says this about the European Jazz Trio's version of Libertango in an Amazon.com review, "They take the song and interpolate it into something that softens my spine, uncurls my hair and puts me into a mood where I want to drink wine in front of a fireplace." I agree. Today's video is not new. Although it was posted today, it first appeared on YouTube in 2007 and is from the EJT 2005 DVD, An Afternoon in Amsterdam and the version itself probably dates back to the 1999 CD, Libertango. A smooth blend of Piazzolla and bossa nova, the version remains unique and one of the best jazz versions ever. It sounds as fresh today as it must have in 1999.
The European Jazz Trio was formed in 1995, and includes members Marc van Roon on Piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Roy Dackus on drums. The group has recorded more than 25 albums, which unfortunately have never been distributed in North America. The groups latest album is Japanesque which is very appropriate since the group has found its greatest popularity in Japan. You will find quite a bit more of their music, including more video from the Libertango concert, on the EJT YouTube channel.
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