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Role & Evolution of Double Bass | Noche de Tango

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On this episode of Noche de Tango, host Charles Olivier explores the role and evolution of the double bass in the tango orchestra. 

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, el presentador Charles Olivier explora el papel y la evolución del contrabajo en la orquesta de tango.

Tanda 1 - Astor Piazzolla performed by Kicho Diaz

  • Contrabajissimo
  • Libertango

Tanda 2 - Pablo Aslan - Contrabajo

  • Riendo Suelto
  • Reflejos
  • Contratango
  • Tanguajira
  • La Cumparsita

Tanda 3 - Golden Age Tangos the highlight double bass

  • Corazon de Oro - Orchestra of Francisco Canaro - Leopoldo Thompson on bass
  • La Yumba - Orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese - Aniceto Rossi on bass

Pablo Aslan

Charles Olivier is currently director of the Texas Tech University Tango Orchestra and the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, whose purpose is to educate high school students about tango music, culture, and performance. Charles’ extensive work with the group was recognized by Texas Tech University with the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award. As a performer, he is a founding member of Tango Llaneros. Charles has attended the Reed College Tango Institute, Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop, and has been a key speaker about tango for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Charles attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Certificate of World Music in Tango Performance, and recently a Master's in Ethnomusicology.