Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tanda of the Week 29 / 2012 -
Juan D'Arienzo y Alberto Reynal


1. Juan D'Arienzo - "El resero" 1941
2. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Reynal - "Almanaque de ilusión" 1941
1. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Reynal - "Chirusa" 1940
1. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Reynal - "El corazón me engañó" 1940

Alberto Reynal
Let me first say a big thank you to Galeria Ideal in Vienna and Milonga del Rio in Rome for having me dj at their milongas and I'd also like to thank the dancers and the tango community for giving me a warm welcome. This week I'll be in Berlin for my circus training (and dancing of course) and next week I'll play in the Tango D'amore Festival in Odessa, Ukraine.


While Alberto Reynal is not one of the most known or played singers of D'Arienzo the recordings like "Almanaque de ilusíon" and "El corazón me engaño" are some of my top favorites (it's a long list of favorites though). With this tanda I wanted to try to start with an instrumental that would have the qualities of the following vocal songs. This might cause some mixed emotions from the dancers and I'd love to hear what you think about it. I'm picturing the orchestra play at a milonga and starting with some instrumentals before bringing the singer on stage. And I believe I found two songs that follow each other perfectly in "El resero" and "Almanaque de ilusíon". I've done this with a few tandas before on the blog and they're tagged with the label vocal/instrumental.

D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store

3 kommenttia:

  1. I like the tanda. I think it is much more acceptable to mix instrumentals and sung songs (with the same singer) than it is to mix singers within the tanda.

  2. Almanaque de ilusión is my favorite of the 4 - nice and catchy -- I would have put it as the starter. Overall a solid tanda. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for your comment. I'm more comfortable in having the instrumental in a mixed tanda as the first song. But I have heard great tandas where the single instrumental song has been as a second, third or the fourth song so I will experiment more...