Episode #2674

Tango, New Sounds-style

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

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,

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

Penguin Café Orchestra

Signs of Life

Oscar Tango [4:00]

Editions EG #50. Available at and other online sources, or

Pete M Wyer

Private recording

La Kathleena, guitar tango [5:00]

Info at

Gotan Project


Tango Cancion [4:30]

XL #195.*

NY Bassoon Quartet

Now And Then

Schickele: Last Tango In Bayreuth [2:30]

Leonarda #102. Available from and other online sources.

The Tango Project

White Rabbit

White Rabbit [5:00]

Newport Classic #85536. Out of print, but try


Kaustinen Rhapsody

Tango For Marsha [4:00]

Green Linnet #4019. *

Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra

Last Balkan Tango

Tango Apocalypso [6:00]

Piranha Records #1573 available as an import from or try
Also download from

Marcel Khalife

Summer Night’s Dream

Tango For My Lover’s Eyes [3:30]

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

Meredith Monk


Desert Tango [8:00]

ECM #1491/92***

Comments [1]

Steven Brinlee from NYC

The first tango you played - it just finished at 11:08
WAS AMAZING - please, who was that? Most appreciated. I want to listen in my meadow in Ulster County, Upstate.
Thank you. Happy Spring.

May. 17 2009 11:09 PM

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