A stunning collection of fabulous Astor Piazzolla music.
Astor Piazzolla is my tango music god. And so Erin Furbee must be a goddess; and all the members of Tango Pacifico are gods and goddesses.
Tango Pacifico presents a stunning collection of some of Astor Piazzolla's most fabulous works in their new CD, “Revirado”. These world-class musicians did not simply play the works of Pizzzolla. If they did, this would be a ‘good’ CD worthy of purchasing on its own merits. This CD takes the essence of Piazzolla's soul. It accomplishes that rarity by playing the music of a genius as if it were played by the master himself.
For example, on the track “Buenos Aires Hora Cero,” Tango Pacifico fully explores Piazzolla's tension, energy, and curiosity. Mika Sunago, piano, and Jeff Johnson, bass, provide us with prancing feet as John Mery, guitar, leads us gently forward with the melancholy sweetness that is Buenos Aires. John’s guitar reveals the side streets of Buenos Aires while Jeff’s percussive bass offers clues of what lies further down these streets. Adrian Jost’s bandoneón evokes the sounds that flow from the bordellos and tango clubs while Erin’s violin nourishes the energy embodied in Tango. This track is fabulous.
Soledad is another track into the musical path of Piazzolla’s beauty, intensity, and passion. Erin’s emotional opening violin lines are ‘crying’ as if for something lost, while John’s guitar and Mika’s piano ask us to pause and be optimistic. Adrian’s bandoneón cries again and again as if longing for love.
Tango Pacifico’s “Revirado” is about understanding, truly understanding, what Piazzolla has to say. Much of this disk is danceable… but you have to have something to say - as this disk does.