This was my first Pablo Zeigler show. I saw him sit in with another band before. It was great. The 1st half was pretty much the quartet, piano, bandoneon, guitar, and contrabass. The 2nd half also included on sax.
There was also one tune in the 1st set that was just a piano/guitar duo. That was great because I could pay attention and see how great the guitar is. He tended to blend in on the other tunes, and I didn't notice him as much then.
I remember one song where the bass was being played with a bow. It was a much lower sound than I'm accustomed to hearing when the use a bow. I wonder if that was due to low tuning or what. He was great whatever he was doing by the way.
I really love this tango/jazz fusion. I'm so glad that Jazz Standard books it so often.
Tango Meets Jazz Festival with The Pablo Ziegler Quartet With Special Guests Miguel Zenon (12/10 & 12/11) and David Sanchez (12/12 & 12/13)
Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta
Pablo Ziegler – piano
Claudio Ragazzi – guitar
Héctor del Curto – bandoneon
Pedro Giraudo – bass
Special Guest: Miguel Zenon – alto saxophone (12/10-12/11)
Special Guest: David Sanchez – tenor saxophone (12/12-12/13)
From Puerto Rico to Buenos Aires the modern tango takes on a new musical dance when Jazz Standard proudly presents our seventh annual “Tango Meets Jazz” Festival, featuring and directed by pianist Pablo Ziegler, a master of this thrilling Argentine style and the creator (with Quique Sinesi and Walter Castro) of the Latin Grammy Award-nominated album Buenos Aires Report. Two outstanding saxophonists from Puerto Rico will be Pablo’s special guests for this run, with Miguel Zenon appearing 12/10–11 and David Sanchez joining in 12/12–13. “Ziegler plays straight from the beating, bleeding heart of nuevo tango, with its Argentinian mix of swagger and sweetness. His tunes stay firmly within the tradition, with an urgent, finely tuned control of tension and release.” (London Guardian)