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Tango Bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Ben Rose, Sep 10, 2004.


  1. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Can anyone guide me towards some great tango bass players, instructional material, or recordings?

    I know next to nothing about this style but just played a tango written by a friend and had a blast.

    -Ben
     
  2. Slapfiddle

    Slapfiddle Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    New York City
    There's a great bass player named Pablo Motta from Argentina. He played in Kansas City for a minute which is where I knew him then he moved to LA. Last I heard he was traveling the world with a tango group with his father. I don't know any recordings with him but check out anything with the name Astor Piazzola on it.
     
  3. abaguer

    abaguer

    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Check out any recording by Astor Piazzolla. His band is just stellar and his bassists switch between arco and pizz a lot in his music. It's really great stuff. His album "Live in Central Park" is a great overview of his music.
     
  4. Yesiree!
     
  5. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Thanks for the recommendations, everybody. Time for another amazon order.

    -Ben
     
  6. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Check out bassist Pablo Aslan and the group AvanTango.
     
  7. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    +1

    Just found their site and listened to the MP3 of "Beto"...Avantango goes on the list for sure...

    I wonder if Pable Aslan does correspondence lessons.
     
  8. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Wow. That is some hip s**t. It just went on my short shopping list.
     
  9. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    If you want to check out the Master, go here;
    http://www.piazzolla.org/

    More sounds clips than you can shake a bandoneon at.
     
  10. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    In a certain vernacular, that site would be referred to as "dope, yo".