Tango CDs 

Generally speaking, classical tango (up through about the 1940s), which typically has more pronounced and regular rhythms, is better for beginners. More recent forms like tango nuevo and organic tango are great listening, but more demanding on the dance floor.

Coleccion de Oro (Gold Collection) Anibal Troilo, a virtuoso on the bandoneon.

Instrumental - Volume 2 Carlos Di Sarli. Sophisticated orchestrations, but with a beat that's very easy to dance to.

Miguel Calo y su Orquesta de Las Estrellas Miguel Calo. "Calo has a warm sound," says Patio.

Ausencia Osvaldo Pugliese, a great tango pianist and orchestra leader who pushed the form to some of its richest expressions.

Assassination Tango (motion picture soundtrack) various artists. A good collection of inspiring modern tangos and classics from the best orchestras of tango's golden age.

Instrumental - Volume 1 Juan D'Arienzo, whose orchestra was wildly popular in the '30s.

Enrique Rodriguez y su orquesta tipica Highly danceable classic tangos with great lyrics.

la revancha del tango Gotan Project, Paris-based fusion of dub and tango. Not the easiest for dancing, but great late-night listening.

Tango Zero Hour Astor Piazzolla, one of the pioneers of tango nuevo. He brings an edgy jazz sensibility to tango and some chilling minor chord riffs.

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