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Libertango

Nuevo tango from the quintet runs a blood red violin solo from James Anderson on the opening "Adiós Nonino" as Mike Maddux pushes/pulls accordion air and Jonathan Greer mediates on his piano. Seven Astor Piazzolla haunts and a pair of Greer originals, of which "Esquina Vals" layers movements and emotion with compositional and musical dexterity, span the elephantine (13-minute "Contrabajísimo") to the sublime (succeeding ballad "Milonga del Angel"). No rose tint: "Oblivion."

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