Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tanda of the Week 39 / 2012 -
Pedro Laurenz, Jorge Linares y Carlos Bermúdez


1. Pedro Laurenz / Jorge Linares - "Esta noche al pasar" 1944
2. Pedro Laurenz / Carlos Bermúdez - "La madrugada" 1944
3. Pedro Laurenz / Carlos Bermúdez - "Me están sobrando las penas" 1944
4. Pedro Laurenz / Jorge Linares - "Naranjo en flor" 1944

When playing tangos from Pedro Laurenz DJs usually resort to the songs with Alberto Podestá. However there were more talented singers in the orchestra, like Jorge Linares and Carlos Bermúdez, all capable of interpeting the unique style of the Laurenz orchestra and some of the most beautiful and melancholic arrangements in an unforgettable way.

Like in many cases with tango music there might be phrases with different moods within a song, where for example the melody of the intro is more lighter but the main part and chorus go a lot more into drama and melancholy, and the same can be said about these songs (maybe apart for "La madrugada" which is more or less melancholic all the way). It's almost like you get in this peaceful romantic mood listening to the intros but then get a quick reminder that after all it is love and at one point you will suffer. Guaranteed.

Enjoy! (While it lasts)

Laurenz, Pedro - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

3 kommenttia:

  1. I don't see why I shouldn't play 2 seperate tandas, one for Linares and one for Bermúdez.

    My tanta for Linares:
    2.Naranjo en flor
    3.Esta noche al pasar
    4.Barrio tranquilo

    My tanta for Bermúdez:
    1.Llueve otra vez
    2.Más solo que nunca
    3.Nada más que un corazón
    4.La madrugada

    1. Thank you for the comment and the great tandas. I don't personally have a problem with mixing two different singers for a tanda when done right with caution. For example I would not make a tanda from Calo with Beron and Podesta, from Di Sarli with Podesta and Rufino or from D'Arienzo with Echague and Maure as they are all such established voices in tango and there is also so many songs to choose from. But when you have singers like Linares and Bermudez with Laurenz, with only a few recordings made and you have only little room for any variation in a tanda, I think it's perfectly alright to combine songs from different singers to create a tanda. Especially when all these songs are recorded in the same time period (1944) and the sound and style of the orchestra and the mood of the songs is very similar from one song to the next.

  2. I agree that it is perfectly ok to mix singers when done with care. My suggestion for a Laurenz Tanda for example would be:

    1. Mas solo que nunca - Bermudez
    2. Es mejor perdonar - del Campo
    3. Abadono - Farrel
    4. Vieja amiga - Casas

    Abrazo, Daniel