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April 1st, 2018


Balanescu Quartet - Wine's So Good

Maria Tănase was a Romanian singer who died in 1963, but that didn't stop Alexander Balanescu from collaborating with her on his 2005 album Maria T. Her vocal recordings are woven seamlessly into his music, music that is often a world away from the broken hearted folk chansons of the the originals. The original Romanian music is still there of course, but at the same time it's both classical minimalist and jazz. Check out the brilliantly witty interpretation of Wine's So Good, Tănase's ode to sexy drinking. Sure, it might be all over the place and embarrassing its more sober associates, but it's music that becomes complete through all of its broken components rubbing against each other. They're all so terribly wrong, but put them together and the magic happens.

Balanescu Quartet - Wine's So Good