Reference: BMT 607
Bar code: 84 27328 14607 4
Blue Moon enter a sparsely populated field with this Fresedo release. Now here is the real surprise: they have partially at least eschewed the dreadful 1950s period covered on the El Bandoneon Fresedo release and given us the cream of the 1930s crop. The album is stuffed to the gunnels with Fresedo's classic hits with Roberto Ray such as Niebla de Riachuelo, Vida Mia, Siempre es Carnaval, Isla de Capri and No Quiero Verte Llorar. Even more welcome is the superb instrumental Tigre Viejo which has been unavailable since all the Disco Latina albums were deleted. Those who love the 1950s material will have no doubts. For those who don't, your alternative is a Fresedo/Ray album (Reliquias or Bandoneón, whatever is cheapest in your area) and the wonderful new album of late 1920s Fresedo on Blue Moon's main tango label Maestros del Tango Argentino. This album is still very tempting.
- Mike Lavocah (www.milonga.uk)