Tango Sonorte and Harri Kaitila: "Un finlandés en Buenos Aires"
For some time now, the experienced opera singer Harri Kaitila and the band Tango Sonorte both have promoted Finnish Tango separately and contributed to its fame far beyond the Scandinavian peninsula. But now they've topped it all off by joining forces to create this superb album!
The musical references of the members of Tango Sonorte testify unbelievable creativity, expressivity and imrpovisation skills! The guitarist Antero Jakoila is one of the most prestigious artists in his field and his talent can be appreciated in various movies of the great Finnish film maker Kaurismäki. And this is just to name the probably best known musician of this ensemble!
Harri Kaitila barely needs closer introduction. Initially a popular and well-experienced tenor, he turned to Finnish Tango some time ago. A perfect symbiosis it seems, 'cause Kaitila really knows how to express its melancholy - even in German!
On their first joint production, "Un finlandés en Buenos Aires" these virtuosos present us an uncompromisingly nostalgic program full of passion for the Argentinian and Finnish recordings from the 40s. Besides this reminiscence to the "Golden Age" we can also listen to two of Piazzolla's melodies and even to new arrangements of two Finnish songs from about 1900.
This CD is definitely worth it, not only for fans of Finnish Tango!
And there is even more Tango which we have brand new available for download!
The two CDs of Cuarteto Rotterdam, "Deleitante" and "Yunta De Oro", which we've been offering as physical records for quite some time, are finally available for Downlaod (mp3/FLAC)!