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    Posted: October 26 2011 at 11:15
This is a band I had the luck to be aware of their existance. I saw them once performing in the Argentinian public TV channel and the band instantly won my attention. A few months later, their debut album "De Acá" was released both as digital download and as a CD (the one I bought).

About the band's sound: they define themselves as a Tango-Fusion ensemble, and the description couldn't be more accurate. The songs they make are very originally rearranged versions of classic Tango tunes (such as Astor Piazzolla's Libertango or La Cumparsita, for instance) for an instrumental quintet (D+B+G+Piano+Bandoneón - This one ocassionaly) with constant approach to the progressive rock. A few examples:

The whole album for streaming or downloading: http://quantumtango.bandcamp.com/

Mariano Mores' "Taquito Militar"


Carlos Gardel's "Por Una Cabeza"


Piazzolla's "Libertango"


I personally recommend all these tunes from the album and specially their version of Mariano Mores' "Tanguera"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2011 at 17:08
Hmm.... from the samples provided it sounds more like electric jazz in the form of standard jazz tunes played with all electric instruments rather than fusion, but in some people's eyes that is precisely what fusion is. Because of that I'll forward this to the fusion team, but I won't make any promises.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2011 at 17:55
I would call it Fusion, it's a fusion of jazz, rock, and tango, but for me the question would be if it's sufficiently progressive, and specifically as in Progressive Jazz-Rock, as that is the only category I could see it possibly fitting.  I listened to the youtube clips, and have only listened to a bit of the streaming album, but really doubt it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2011 at 07:25
^ my thoughts exactly Greg and Andy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2011 at 14:09
They make a good fit for World Fusion at the jazz site. We have added them, but still looking for a little more info.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2011 at 20:37
Originally posted by js (Easy Money) js (Easy Money) wrote:

They make a good fit for World Fusion at the jazz site. We have added them, but still looking for a little more info.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/ 
The band's official website is still under construction, but you could try the press contact email address given on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/quantumtango#!/quantumtango?sk=info) which is: [email protected] - hopefully you will be able to find out what you need from there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2011 at 22:49
I love Tango, the versions of Por una Cabeza, Taquito Militar and La Cumparsita are simply amazing.

But not sure if Prog Archives material, even though, bought the digital album already.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2011 at 13:58
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:


Originally posted by js (Easy Money) js (Easy Money) wrote:

They make a good fit for World Fusion at the jazz site. We have added them, but still looking for a little more info.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/ 

The band's official website is still under construction, but you could try the press contact email address given on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/quantumtango#!/quantumtango?sk=info) which is: [email protected] - hopefully you will be able to find out what you need from there.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2012 at 09:27
It sounds like an updating of the tango, similar to what Astor Piazzola was doing twenty years ago.  It's nice, but not prog fusion to my ears.
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