Tango, New Sounds-style

Tangos, both alleged and apparent, from the likes of Jocelyn Pook, the Penguin Café Orchestra, and Pete M Wyer. Plus, hear some tangos for the end of time, some tangos arranged for unexpected instruments, and anything that makes you want to clench a rose in your teeth.

PROGRAM #2674, new music tangos (First aired on Tuesday, 5/8/07)





Astor Piazzolla

Tango Zero Hour

Tanguedia III, excerpt [1:30]

Pangaea #42138. Reissued by Nonesuch, www.nonesuch.com

Jocelyn Pook Ensemble

New Sounds Live, World Financial Center, 11/3/99

Tango With Corrugated Iron/Women’s Magazine Tango [5:00]

Live performance. Info on Pook’s music is at www.jocelynpook.com

Penguin Café Orchestra

Signs of Life

Oscar Tango [4:00]

Editions EG #50. Available at Amazon.com and other online sources, or www.penguincafe.com

Pete M Wyer

Private recording

La Kathleena, guitar tango [5:00]

Info at www.pmwmusic.com

Gotan Project


Tango Cancion [4:30]

XL #195. www.xlrecordings.com*

NY Bassoon Quartet

Now And Then

Schickele: Last Tango In Bayreuth [2:30]

Leonarda #102. Available from Amazon.com and other online sources.

The Tango Project

White Rabbit

White Rabbit [5:00]

Newport Classic #85536. Out of print, but try gemm.com


Kaustinen Rhapsody

Tango For Marsha [4:00]

Green Linnet #4019. www.greenlinnet.com *

Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra

Last Balkan Tango

Tango Apocalypso [6:00]

Piranha Records #1573 available as an import from Amazon.com or try www.piranha.de
Also download from emusic.com

Marcel Khalife

Summer Night’s Dream

Tango For My Lover’s Eyes [3:30]

Redwood #9201. May be out of print, but see www.marcelkhalife.com

Meredith Monk


Desert Tango [8:00]

ECM #1491/92** www.ecmrecords.com*