The Tango Group
 

ROGER DAVIDSON (composer and pianist)
Davidson is an eclectic and prolific pianist, composer, and arranger whose experience spans the Latin, Classical, and Jazz worlds. Frequently collaborating with leading musicians from around the world, Davidson has produced a rich body of work. "Mango Tango" was produced by Joel Diamond and Herb Gart for the Rainbow Collection. Other Latin recordings include "Rodgers in Rio" (Sounbrush Recors) with legendary Brazilian percussionist Paulo Braga an Bassist David Finck. MMC Recordings recently released "Mandala and other Orchestral Recordings by Roger Davidson" conducted by Carl St.Clair and Kirk Trevor with soloists Richard Stoltzman and Jeffrey Silberschla. Other Classical compositions include many pieces for mixed chorus including: "Missa Universalis II", which premiered in Boston by Musica Sacra, and "Unispace" (for choir, piano, organ and percussion) which toured major cities as a benefit for UNICEF in 1987. Roger was a finalist in the Composers’ Competition of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1983. "Ancient Voyage" an album of improvised music for various instruments with his wife, oboist Susan de Camp is also out on Soundbrush Records.


PABLO ASLAN (producer and bassist)
Argentine-born bassist and composer Pablo Aslan is a leading figure in the tango revival. He is the director of Avantango, a tango/jazz ensemble, whose most recent "Avantango" (Zoho Records) has been gathering critical accolades. He is a member of Pablo Ziegler’s Quintet for New Tango, and has toured US and Japan playing tango with Yo-Yo Ma. Pablo has performed and recorded with many great aritists across the Classical and Jazz worlds including Wynton Marsalis, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, Paquito D’Rivera, Denyce Graves, an Osvaldo Golijov. He was a founder and co-director with Raul Jaurena, of New York-Buenos Aires Connection, and the acclaimed New York Tango Trio. Pablo has also appeared with New World Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness. Pablo is the recent recipient of an individual artist grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been a featured artist of the Lincoln Center Institute since 1998.