The obvious question is, why “No Tango”? Jazz journalist Klaus Mümpfer has found an answer: „The quartet around Christina Fuchs (soprano saxophone and bass clarinet) may call themselves ‚No Tango‘, but the basic structures and harmonies of ‚tango nuevo‘ shine through nonetheless. The quartet dismembers these structural elements and thus creates something entirely new. Furthermore, titles like ‚Tangomat‘, ‚Haiku‘ or ‚Buddha‘ hint at the diverse influences which the qartet incorporates into their music.“



“Cologne-based saxophonist Christina Fuchs and her quartet No Tango celebrate clever, effervescent music on their second album. Among the bandleader’s many compositional techniques is creating intricate rhythmic patterns….”

“Whether intentional or not, accordion— tango music’s instrumental voice — is the dominant character in No Tango’s third album. It takes only a few notes to trip switches in the listener’s  head that open the mind to the melancholy sound streams that characterize tango. But the ‘No’ clearly indicates that there is just no tango here … ”

” …No Tango has found a unique sound, outside of all traditions, without ignoring them.”

“Certainly the title of the album, which also is the band’s name, wants to provoke. And certainly there is some Tango, but not the authentic one…these four musicians toy with the listener’s expectations.”



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