Label: RCA Camden - CAL-2973 • Series: Apoyando El Buen Tango • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Mono • Country: Argentina • Genre: Latin • Style: Tango
Carlos Di Sarli was one of the greatest creators of the whole tango era. The history of Di Sarli's outfit is no less interesting.
After recording 49 sides with his sextet on the Victor label in the period -Di Sarli lost his contract with the advent of talking pictures. In the mid 30s he retired to Rosario where he joined a small outfit with the bandoneonist Juan Cambareri. Di Sarli later returned to Buenos Aires, organising Jungle Hardware - Various - Louder than Silence #8 own orchestra towards the end of The next decade is a magnificent one for the orchestra, and the sides he recorded with Victor up till display a uniformly high quality.
The orchestra is especially popular with dancers. Infaced with numerous difficulties, including problems with his musicians, Di Sarli dissolved his orchestra and retired to his house in the countryside. Two years later he made a triumphant return.
The new orchestra, with a line of six violins, was more powerful than the old one, with the strongest beat he ever recorded. Di Sarli signed to the new Music Hall label.
These recordings have been hard to find and are not well known, but have a wonderful balance between melody and rhythm. Mothers Talk - Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair instrumentals from this late period are classics of the genre, amongst the best known, and most loved, tango recordings of all time.
He cut his final sides on Polygram in and died in In this review we are going to recommend a lot of CDs. I make no apology for this - Di Sarli is one of the best orchestras for dancing and, like a fine wine, he becomes better with time.
As your taste matures you will probably come to like Di Sarli more and more, and spend more and more time listening and dancing to him. There are 6 CDs on Tango Argentino5 of which are simply wonderful. I've labelled them below. Just skip over them! Still extraordinary. One of the greatest partnerships of tango. He was the perfect match to Di Sarli for the slower style of music that was developing at that time, and today many milongueros find his performances even better for dancing than Rufino.
This music is a slow-burner - less impressive than Rufino on first listening, but it just gets better and better with time. Recording technology has actually degraded slightly because of the lack of first-class materials after the second world war, but this album has the best fidelity available. This album is a confusing mix of s and s numbers of varying fidelity. The s transfers don't appear to be from the original tapes. Some are crystal clear, some dull, and some ruined by reverb. The real interest is of course the s numbers which we can't get El Pollo Ricardo - Carlos Di Sarli - Nobleza de Arrabal . They sound dull and noisy compared to the 50s numbers, but listen closely and they turn out to be pretty good, especially since the demise of Euro Records.
You can get them on iTunes in Europe. Wouldn't we all? These have long been prized by the cognoscenti because they maintain more drive than the late 50s recordings on RCA, making them very satisfying for dancing. Seriously though, these are hard to get because Di Sarli was signed to Music Hall during this period. The company behind Music Hall, Sicamerica, went bankrupt and there was a legal problem about publishing the music.
At one time, the Orfeon company in Mexico has some lp transfers of dubious legality, but these are gone as well. Great stuff, full of drive that makes it great for dancing. Vocalists Oscar Serpa and Mario Pomar are in good form, but it's the instrumentals which are the real cream of the crop. Don't expect the crystal clarity of the late 50s El Pollo Ricardo - Carlos Di Sarli - Nobleza de Arrabal , which are reproduced from original masters, but this is still more than good enough for the milonga - many of these tracks are 5 star tracks on my playlist.
La cachila and Don Juan are outstanding; Don Juan is better for dancing than the late 50s version. Great dance music. Not quite. This is a new album, but these tracks have all appeared on other albums from Grafisound - so check whether you have them. The Nereidas - Various - Lo Mejor De La Era Tropical is of course excellent.
Not the cleanest sound, but stunning El Pollo Ricardo - Carlos Di Sarli - Nobleza de Arrabal . Pimienta is one of Di Sarli's best ever recordings. Essential for Sig Mig Blot De Ord Du Ved - Lis & Per - Luk Solen Ind who really feel the music.
Di Sarli recorded 78 tracks during his final stay with RCA Victor of which just 23 were instrumentals. But the vocal numbers are also worthy of our attention, and Euro Records have reissued them all across 3 cds on Euro Records. Finally, from time to time we are asked about the album on Polygram, in particular for the instrumentals Indio Manso and Una fija.
Polygram did reprint this on CD, but it was deleted many years ago. Di Sarli's early sextet is charming - not quite as charming as early Fresedo or Canaro, but every bit as good for dancing. What sort of buyer are you?
Now we'll guide you through the various stages of his career and your buying choices. Instrumental vol. These recordings date fromat the end of which year Rufino went solo. Instrumental BMG The first shall be last, and the last, first.
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