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Uplifting and luminescent, Pablo Aslan's 'Contrabajo' is a real find / doobeedoobeedoo

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Chock-a-block with riches, it is highly produced yet has a very personal feeling. Most tunes are newly composed by Pablo Aslan, his teacher Gabriel Senanes (who with Aslan co-producers the project) and his friends Spanish bassist Alexis Cuadrado and US pianist Roger Davidson. Together they skillfully push the envelope as to what might come under the rubric of ‘tango'.

Throughout Pablo Aslan's double bass takes a foremost role, including taking clear lead in driving the tempo, whilst members of string Cuarteo Petrus and esteemed guests Cuban Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet) and Uruguayan bandoneonist, Raul Jaurena complete the listing of players.

Contrabajo is a beautiful album, played expertly and with heart. Cutting across musical labels the drama, lyricism and brio will appeal to fans of tango, western classical and jazz, and to adventuresome listeners who appreciate a highly successful mixing of these genres.

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