“A Night of Tango” with Grammy Award nominee, double bass player, arranger, and conductor Pablo Aslán in performance with the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble (LAPME), El Taller, and student members of the Jazz Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2012
Bloomington, Ind. –The Latin American Music Center is proud to present Grammy Award nominee, double bass player, arranger, and conductor Pablo Aslan in an evening of tango classics and some of the latest developments in the evolution of this sultry Argentinean genre. The evening will open with a milonga for tango dancers of all levels, as well as listeners, and will feature golden age tangos arranged in the style of masters such as Oswaldo Pugliese and Aníbal Troilo. The second half will focus on Aslan’s music, taken from his Grammy-nominated recordings and combining tango and jazz in a contemporary fusion that goes beyond Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango achievements. Aslan will be joined in performance by the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble (LAPME), El Taller, and student members of the Jazz Department, and will include musicians such as vocalist Yuriria Rodriguez, violinist Daniel Stein, guitarist Guido Sánchez-Portuguez, and pianist Jamaal Baptiste. For Dr. Carmen-Helena Téllez, director of the Latin American Music Center, this tango night promises to transport the audience to the streets of Buenos Aires on the wings of some of the best tangos as performed by LAPME, which recently released their new CD Paisaje urbano.
What: “A Night of Tango” with Grammy Award nominee, double bass player, arranger, and conductor Pablo Aslan in performance with the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble (LAPME), El Taller, and student members of the Jazz Department
When: 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012
Where: Serendipity Martini Bar, at the corner of 4th and College in downtown Bloomington
How Much: Free and open to public over 21
About Pablo Aslan
Born in Buenos Aires, he received his music education at University of California, Santa Cruz, CalArts, and UCLA, and in the 90’s in the clubs of New York. There he led several groups like New York Buenos Aires Connection, Avantango, and New York Tango Trio, which included musicians such as the late Thomas Chapin, pianist Ethan Iverson (now of The Bad Plus), drummer Kenny Wollesen, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, and bandoneonists Raul Jaurena and Tito Castro. More recently, he has worked with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Ziegler, Osvaldo Golijov, Arturo O’Farrill, Emilio Solla, Fernando Otero, and Paquito D’Rivera.
His most recent recordings are “Tango Grill” (Zoho Music 2009 – Nominated for the 53rd Grammys and the 11th Latin Grammy Awards) and and a collaboration with Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera, “Tango Jazz”
Live at Jazz @ Lincoln Center” (Paquito Records 2010). Aslan and D’Rivera return to J@LC on November 11 and 12, 2011 to present a tribute to tango master Astor Piazzolla on the 90th anniversary of his birth. His upcoming album on Soundbrush Records is titled “Piazzolla in Brooklyn” and is a tribute to Aslan’s mentor.
More information about Pablo Aslan may be found at www.avantango.com