Osvaldo Pugliese: La Yumba
Label: Chant du Monde
Osvaldo Pugliese was determined to be an innovator, but will probably be best remembered as a composer who was respectful of tradition. Puglieseâ€™s tango seems to be literally tied to the dance that physically expressed it. He turned the Argentinian tango scene upside down by making â€˜modernâ€™ music, but without any abrupt changes, and he managed to bring the public around to this by working in a style which was complex, rich, subtle and accessible.