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Ted Nash & Odeon: La Espada de la Noche

Stop the world, I wanna get off. I don’t want to live on a planet where it’s acceptable to do a tango version of “A Night in Tunisia,” even as a joke-at least that’s how I hope Ted Nash and Odeon intended the idiomatic shotgun marriage that opens La Espada de la Noche (Palmetto) to be taken. Then again, there’s not much to separate “Tunisia” from anything else on the album, where the primary source throughout is the tango, though he also touches on klezmer and New Orleans-ian funk.

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