When Australian classical mandolinist Ruth Roshan was introduced to
live Argentinean Tango in Paris at the age of 23, she was hooked. Now,
with her quintet, Tango Noir she has recorded an original album of
bittersweet, melodic Tango inspired pieces and songs, and gathered an
exceptional group of musicians around her in the process.
Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2009, featuring
fresh arrangements of classic pieces by Astor Piazzolla, contemporary
tango adaptations of Leonard Cohen and Macy Gray, plus Ruth's own
original compositions for the genre.
In their second all original album, "Darling ... Keep it to
Yourself", lush arrangements combine with Ruth's bittersweet lyrics to
create music which is listenable and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at
the same time (available from Black Market Music www.blackmarketmusic.com.au). They are currently recording a third original album.
Tune into Global Village with Roger, 5-7pm for a live set from Ruth Roshan and Tango Noir.