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Argentine Tango Trio Plays at "Jazz in the Sky"

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Argentine Tango Trio
Maurizio Najt on Piano
Tito Castro on Bandoneón
Nicolas Danielson on Violin
At
“Jazz in the Sky”

Terrace in the Sky
www.terraceinthesky.com
400 West 119th Street
Btw. Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027
212.666.9490

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
August 8, 2006



Program:

“CAMINITO” BY JUAN DE DIOS FILIBERTO
”LA CUMPARSITA” BY MATOS RODRIGUEZ
”POR UNA CABEZA” BY GARDEL AND LEPERA
”ADIOS MUCHACHOS” BY JULIO SANDERS
”NOCTURNA” (MILONGA) BY JULIAN PLAZA
”EL CHOCLO” BY VILLOLDO
”EL PORTENITO” (MILONGA) BY VILLOLDO
”PAISAJE” (WALTZ) BY SEBASTIAN PIANA
”PALOMITA BLANCA” (WALTZ) BY ANSELMO AIETA
”ROMANCE DE BARRIO” (WALTZ) BY ANIBAL TROILO
”MALENA” BY LUCIO DEMARE
”MILONGA DE MIS AMORES” (MILONGA) PEDRO LAURENZ
”VERANO PORTEÑO” BY ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
”QUEJAS DE BANDONEÓN” BY JUAN DE DIOS FILIBERTO
”GALLO CIEGO” BY AGUSTIN BARDI


On the sixth “Jazz in the Sky” event the weather was supremely perfect, after one cold, windy night, one hot, windy night, one hot, foreboding night, and one on-off rainy night. Tonight was balmy, clear, and a full moon, all at once. The music was Argentine Tango, the traditional music, as compared to contemporary, new tango. Maurizio Najt, on piano, Tito Castro, on bandoneón (like an accordion with buttons), and Nicolas Danielson, on violin, are all familiar musicians to readers of this magazine and our other magazine, ExploreDance.com. I have danced and listened to tango music by these three aficionados for years, and their music becomes more stirring and soul-searching on each experience. Nicolas Danielson also performs with Orpheus, a classical orchestra, and New York City Ballet, as Associate Concertmaster, as well as occasional tango events. Tito Castro and Maurizio Najt perform regularly at tango milongas, where tangueros dance tango, waltz, and milonga, a faster dance. All three genres of Argentine tango rhythm were represented in tonight’s musical selection (See above program, provided by Maurizio Najt).

Many guests from the tango community, such as Polly Ferman and Cecilia Saia, as well as the ballet community, such as Julienne Viola and Marianne Stegeland, were present in the audience. Terrace in the Sky’s outdoor space was completely filled, as the word had spread that this renowned trio would appear. The music was mostly melodic (Rodriguez), occasionally edgy (Piazzolla), and essentially energizing (Laurenz). This band frequently plays as a trio and in numerous other tango configurations. They even travel to Japan to perform with Japanese tango vocalist Anna Saeki. The tango community is well connected, and this trio of versatile musicians is among the very best world-wide. The clear, crisp sound was provided by Manfred Knoop, accompanied by his wife, Birgit, of Knoop Studios and TWINZ Records.

The “Jazz in the Sky” tapas were delicious as always, and the band ordered grilled fish of the finest variety, from the dinner menu. Giant chocolate cookies filled with homemade ice cream were their surprise dessert. The “Jazz in the Sky” bar creates exotic drinks, and I’m getting used to Joe’s grapefruit cosmos. “Jazz in the Sky” will once again be hopping on September 14, 2006, with the Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet, with Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica and vibes, Helio Alves on piano, Adriano Santos on percussion and drums, and Gustavo Amarante on bass. Call Terrace in the Sky at 212.666.9490 to reserve a good seat or table. You can also sit at the outdoor, exotic bar. “Jazz in the Sky” is presented rain or shine (with an elegant indoor space, if necessary). Tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.



For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net