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Dino Saluzzi/Jon Christensen: Senderos

Tomasz Stanko put Dino Saluzzi and Jon Christensen in his band for his 2000 CD From the Green Hill, so their association isn’t out of left field. But the decision to perform as a duo-bandoneon, percussion and that’s it-is a strange one. Called in to add some cymbal strokes to an otherwise solo recording by Saluzzi, Christensen ended up contributing to nearly every track. Christensen says he will “never be a tango player,” and no one will mistake him for one here, as he adds impressionist, pulseless accompaniment to Saluzzi’s melancholy bandoneon.

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