Argentine Tango School

"Seguime si podés" by Juan D'Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

Alejandro Scarpino & Juan Caldarella, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

Alejandro Scarpino

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (16 January 1904 - 27 May 1970)

He was, as a performer, a player with a very good technique and a great command of his instrument.

Although he had a tendency to use some gimmicks to impress his audience and used to play many embellishment notes —known in the milieu as «verduras»— his musicianship is not under suspicion.

One way in which he displayed his skills was playing two bandoneons, one with each hand, which were vertically placed on the floor.

Alejandro Scarpino composed around 200 pieces. “Canaro en París” and “Seguime si podés” with Juan Caldarella, among them.

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