Thursday, 07 November 2013 21:58

Matt McMahon & Christina Leonard : tango

A rare chance to hear a duet project Matt and Christina put together a few years ago.

Astor Piazzolla was a prolific writer of ‘Neuvo Tango’ and drew from a wide range of influences including folksong, jazz, dance music and contemporary harmony. The six ‘Tango Etudes’ for alto saxophone were written shortly before his death. Only recently has a sketch for its harmonization been discovered. Tango ognaT’ uses Piazzolla’s music as a launching pad to explore, dissect and reconstruct the Tango and its influences with a distinctly Australian flavour.  Featuring original compositions by Matt as well as arrangements of folk and dance music with origins as diverse as Ireland and Argentina,  ‘Tango ognaT’, is neuvo Australian Tango for alto saxophone and piano.

Matt McMahon (piano)
Christina Leonard (alto sax)