Knife In The Boot tango

Maggie Ferguson is back in black! Bandoneón in hand and with a new CD release, Maggie Ferguson and some friends are some of the leaders in bringing live music back to us all. There’s a report on her Knife In The Boot concert held in Canberra on 5 March, together with extracts from the new CD. Continuing the live music theme, there’s a round-up of upcoming concerts, and it’s all capped off with a look at the legacy of another bandoneonista, Miguel Caló. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Ann Smith: Maggie Ferguson (bandoneón), Dan Russell (violin), Isabelle Brown (double bass), and Edward Neenman (piano) playing the Knife In The Boot series for the Phoenix Collective at the Wesley Music Centre in Canberra on 5 March 2021.

PLAYLIST:

  • Comme Il Faut, meaning ‘Quite All Right’, and also known as ‘Como Debe Ser’; recorded by Ánibal Troilo on 7 March 1938; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Arolas, first recorded in 1936, and lyrics by Gabriel Clausi.  
  • Ya Sale El Tren, meaning ‘The Train Is Already Leaving’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 25 February 1943; a tango with music and lyrics by Luis Rubistein in 1943, and sung by Jorge Ortiz.  
  • Mañana Ire Temprano, meaning ‘Tomorrow I Leave Straight Away’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 10 August 1943; a tango with music composed by Enrique Francini, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Raúl Iriate.   
  • Dulce Amargura, meaning ‘Sweet Bitterness’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 21 December 1938; a tango with music composed by Virgilio San Clemente, lyrics by Héctor Alperi & Jorge Torres, and sung by Roberto Caló.  
  • Al Compás Del Corazón, meaning ‘To The Beat Of The Heart’, and also known as ‘Late Un Corazón’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 29 April 1942; a tango with music composed by Domingo Federico in 1942, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Raúl Berón.  
  • Qué Falta Me Hacés, meaning ‘I Miss You So Much’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 19 April 1963; a tango with music and lyrics by Miguel Caló & Armando Pontier & Federico Silva,  first recorded in 1962, and sung by Alberto Podestá.
  • Moda Tango, meaning ‘Tango Fashion’; from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a concierto with music composed by Nestor Marconi.  
  • El Choclo, meaning ‘The Corncob’; from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a concierto with music composed by Ángel Villoldo, published in 1905 and lyrics by Enrique Santos  Discépolo & Juan Carlos Marambio Catán.  
  • La Puñalada, meaning ‘The Stabbing’; from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a milonga with music composed by Pintín Castellanos in 1933 and lyrics by Celadonio Flores.  
  • Milonga En Re, meaning ‘Milonga In [the key of] D’;, from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a concierto with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1996. Recorded in the USA by Gidon Kremer in the 1996 release Hommage A Piazzolla (Nonesuch 79407-2)
  • Revirado, meaning ‘Reversed’; from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a concierto with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1963. 
  • Nocturna, meaning ‘Night’; from the collection ‘Tango Origins & Passion’ released in 2021, recorded live from a performance by Maggie Ferguston in December 2018; a concierto with music composed by Julián Plaza, first recorded in 1961. 

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