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04 El Choclo (sample)

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Emilio Solla

Story

EL CHOCLO (Angel Villoldo)
Besides La Cumparsita, El Choclo is possibly the most well-known Argentinian tango of all time. Solla embraced the challenge of taking familiar music and adapting it with a sophisticated arrangement, which hints at the melody but doesn’t play it outright. “Everybody knows we’re playing this familiar song, but the tune never really shows up,” he explains. That Solla can infer the melody merely by suggestion reveals his mastery: toying, teasing, if not seducing us to want more.