Cafe music for violin, jazz and Tangos

August 10, 2006 at 04:37 PM · Where can I find on the internet scores for Tangos, Cafe for violin and piano, and jazz?

Which are your favourites? Have you ever played?

Thanks,

Adela

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August 10, 2006 at 06:19 PM · Hello Adela about cafe music if you live in Romania you shuld find there i was in Bucharest 3 years ago and i heard some one playing in a restaurant cafe music so good and i asked him to tell me where to find scores but he told me that this music is only from ear so i asked him to writte me theat music and i have some scores now from him is fabulos how Romanians playing cafe.

So you shuld ask some one who play cafe music.

Cheers.

August 11, 2006 at 02:30 AM · Check out some Piazzola for ideas.

We just played Oblivion for Violin, cello and piano for a cafe concert. You could probably do it for violin and piano although I would hate to lose the delicious cello part.

August 11, 2006 at 11:54 PM · Get the Real Book Volume 1, a blonde softcover spiral bound book that has just about every important jazz standard in it.

EVERYBODY who plays jazz has this book. It is the "Bible" of standards.

August 12, 2006 at 04:55 AM · "Morango...almost a Tango" by Thomas Oboe Lee

Great piece, originaly transcribed for quartet by the composer for KRONOS.

"Tango Ballet", "Tangadia", and many other tango pieces by Astor Piazzolla

we (odeonquartet) perform these pieces often and audiences love it!

August 12, 2006 at 06:53 AM · Por Una Cabaza, A Day in the Life of a Fool

And Earl Klugh tunes work very well for a quartet, if you can arrange them.

A great quartet arranger is Michael Harrisson, but I am not sure how to contact him? Just heard Holland, before he was injured, play a few of Harisson's arrangements at a pub in Irvine. Holland would make anything sound good, but even he said these were some of the best arrangements he had played. I am sure this arranger has arranged a lot of material like this, as well as many of the classics.

Besame Mucho

All great tunes.

Good luck with it!

August 12, 2006 at 02:57 PM · Piazzolla, as mentionied earlier...Oblivion, and also Libertango. Either could be easily arranged for various combinations of instruments. Totally hot music.

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