Tango Argentino (zum Play Astor Piazzolla)
Label: ARC MUSIC
ZUM plays the music of the Argentine master of modern tango, Astor Piazzolla – fiery, passionate and intriguingly beautiful. Contemporary grooves, advanced harmonies and atmospheric spaces combine to provide a new viewpoint on the master’s voice. “With Piazzolla's tango, ZUM have found their sweet spot… they have done a masterful job with his work.”- Allmusic USA “Advanced harmonies and arrangements… a diverse perspective on the genre…” – Rhythms Australia ZUM is a band whose musical exploration is exceptionally wide-ranging, treating audiences at gigs to their groundbreaking world fusion as they weave melodies from around the globe into a whirlwind redefinition of world music. ZUM evolved from London Concertante’s Gypsy Tango Project, put together by the acclaimed chamber ensemble’s Artistic Director, Chris Grist, who had grown to love both gypsy and tango music, and thought it would be a great idea to put them together. His first meaningful exposure to anything other than ballroom tango was by way of the recordings of American guitarist Al Di Meola. He initially took out an LP called “World Sinfonia” from his local record library in 1991. It featured a couple of tracks by the master of modern Argentine tango. Chris was blown away by the music, and his love of tango, and Piazzolla in particular, was born.