"Si Loin de Toi" is the only one of the CD's 18 tracks without a Spanish title (Davidson was born in Paris, but raised in the U.S.), and is described as "a tune about longing for someone you love who is very far away." It is also the longest and one of the most striking performances on the recording. Davidson begins with ominous chords that are soon replaced by the wistfully yearning melody, supported by Jaurena's concordant long tones. Davidson's glowing sound enriches the beautiful theme. Jaurena then takes the lead, playing with great feeling and subtle craftsmanship as he evokes the master Piazzolla himself. The twosome then join together to intimately harmonize the theme, while also individually embellishing certain phrases.
March 27, 2009 · 0 commentsTags: bandoneon
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