Miguel De Caro

Real name: De Caro, Miguel Ángel
Saxophone player, bandleader, composer and arranger
(29 September 1945 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
Ricardo García Blaya

is music is quite original not only because of his featured saxophone, an exotic instrument for tango, but also because of the arrangements he writes.

Whether when he plays classic pieces or early tangos or when he plays contemporary numbers, he generates suggesting and gentle moods with subtle nuances that attract us, besides, due to their musical quality.

He is daring in his arrangements but that does not mean they lack tango background or that are missing the essential features. Furthermore, he handles some elements of other genres with a careful balance, delicately, without losing the distinctive essence of tango.

In his last disc Escualo he plays numbers of foreign composers, not commonly included in tango songbooks, like “Waltz for Nicky” written by the Franco-Italian jazz acordeonist, Richard Galliano. In that album he leads his quartet with bandoneon, piano, bass and sax.

In that release we find numbers that belong to him such as “Allí donde estés”, “Los diez son 10” and a new rendition of “Paradelante”; and other pieces of new composers like Osvaldo Tubino’s “Abril [b]” and Eduardo Kohan’s “Saltando en Ginebra”. Furthermore, he goes on playing, like in previous albums, numbers by Astor Piazzolla. Among them is the one after which the compact disc is entitled.

Besides his appearances in our country and his activity as educator he has made several tours of Europe and appeared at venues, jazz clubs and dancehalls in Switzerland and Italy.

His previous recordings were: Saxotangueando Miguel De Caro trio (1993); Tango fuerte Miguel De Caro quartet (1998); De atrás para delante Miguel De Caro (2004); Tango vivo Miguel De Caro quintet (2007).

Lately he has appeared in several official events of the Ministerio de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires: Tango de las dos orillas (Montevideo-Uruguay 2009); La Gran Vía de Mayo (2008 and 2009). Also at the IX Festival Buenos Aires Tango (2007) and at the celebration of the Foundation of the City of Buenos Aires (2008).

Furthermore, he appeared at the VII Festival Buenos Aires Tango (2004); at the cycle Bares Notables (2004 and 2006) organized by the Gobierno de la Ciudad; at the celebration of the Anniversary of the Reconquest of Buenos Aires (2007); at the Salón Dorado of the Teatro Colón playing pieces by Eduardo Tejeda and at the Universidad Nacional of San Luis.

Miguel is, no doubt, an honorable and true representative of the De Caro’s dynasty. And, like his ancestors who were heroes of our beloved music, he is an avant-gardist that paves the road in tango by playing an unusual instrument, saxophone.