Andres Linetzky/Vale Tango

Andres Linetzky/Vale Tango

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Tango is the music of the soul. It can makes you feel nostalgic or frenetic, come on and listen it!

Biography

ANDRES LINETZKY
Andres is one of the most important tango artists of the new generation. At the young age of twenty eight he has played and arranged music for the most relevant groups and orchestras. He is the pianist of the Tango Orchestra of Buenos Aires City , to which he joined after having won a very tough contest in which almost all the pianists of the genre have taken part.
Andres has also formed part of Tangata Rea, one of the first tango groups led by young artists. With this group, he makes two extensive world tours between 1996 and 1998. During the first one, he plays in many cities of the U.S.A. including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Denver. In the European Tour, he displays his art in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and France. It is with Tangata Rea that he records two CDs for the German company Winter & Winter. One of the CDs sells more than 8000 copies all over the world.
In 2003 he makes a very succesfull tour in France conducting the Tangovia Orchestra and the musical Danza Maligna. He play in the Chaillot National Teather along 15 days, with sold out. In that tour he play with Vale Tango, Ramiro Gallo Quintet and Carlos Corrales trio. The tour goes to the Montpellier, Perpignan and Vaison La Romaine Festival’s , sharing stage with artist like Caetano Veloso .
In 1999 and with Carlos Buono’s orchestra, he embarks on a tour all over Japan visiting over 50 cities and performing in theatres with a capacity audience for 1800 people.
He has also accompanied great tango musicians such as Enrique Baffa, Fernando Romano, Abel Cordoba, Tito Reyes, Raul Lavie, Guillermo Galve, Maria Garay, Neotango Sextet, Fernando Soler, Julio Pane, the Municipal Tango Orchestra of Avellaneda . Andres has also displayed his art in the most important ‘tango houses’ in Buenos Aires, for example ‘Señor Tango’, where he played for three years, ‘El Querandi’, ‘Esquina Carlos Gardel’ and ‘Tortoni Café’. He is the pianist for both Carlos Corrales’ trio and Ramiro Gallo’s quintet, with which he records a CD.
With his group VALETANGO he also records a CD for Winter & Winter. The group takes part in the film ‘Assassination Tango’, which was directed and starred by Robert Duvall and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. In this film the group is portrayed playing a theme composed by Linetzky and called ‘Rey de Copas’.
Apart from playing and writing music for several local groups, Andres has made arrangements for ‘El Arranque’, Alejandro Kreiman (Spain), ‘The Tango Society of Central Illinois (U.S.A.) and the Orchestra – School of Tango.
He was one of the few privileged musicians who studied with Horacio Salgan and Rodolfo Mederos. He has also graduated from two conservatories: The Municipal Institute of Music (classical music), and the School of Popular Music of Avellaneda ( jazz and Tango)
Other activities concerned with music:
As a rock musician , he wins the Buenos Aires Juvenile Tournaments in 1992, which allows him and his group to represent Avellaneda Town Hall in official presentations of renowned artists, like Alejandro Lerner, Antonio Tarragos Ross, Ignacio Copani, etc. He also takes part of several groups’ recordings.
In the jazz field, he forms part of the Trade Union Musicians’ Orchestra. He arranged and took part as instrumentalist of many formations of the genre throughout 1996.

Discography

TANGATA REA
- Noches de Buenos Aires (Winter and Winter) 1997, piano y arreglos
-Tango Alla Bailla (Winter and Winter) 1998, piano y arreglos

CARLOS BUONO
-En vivo, Japón (1998), piano

FERNANDO SOLER
-Tangos (1999), piano

JAIME WILENSKY
-Pasión en Tango (Musipak) 2000, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Pasión en Tango II (Musipak) 2001, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Tango nuevo (Musipak) 2002, tango electrónico, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Pasión en Tango III (Musipak) 2004, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Pasión en Tango IV (Musipak) 2008, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Tango nuevo 2.0 (Musipak) 2008, tango electrónico, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Tango nuevo 2.1 (Musipak) 2008, tango electrónico, dirección, piano y arreglos

NEOTANGO
-Neotango (Musipak) 2001, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Mentana, 2002. Piano y arreglos
-Cromático (Musipak) 2005 Piano y arreglos

ERNESTO BAFFA
-María Garay, Una mujer de tango (Arion Records) 2002, Piano

MARIA JOSE MENTANA
-Vuelvo al sur 2005, piano y arreglos.

ORQUESTA DEL TANGO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
-En vivo en el Colon (EPSA) 2002, piano

VALE TANGO
-Danza Maligna (Epsa) 2002, dirección, piano y arreglos.
-Músicas de Noche (Winter&Winter) 2002, dirección, piano y arreglos.
-Bardi Vale Tango (EPSA) 2005, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Madero Tango (EPSA) 2005 (compilado)
-Tango en vivo (EPSA) 2005 (compilado, 5 CDS)
-Tango Baile Escenario (EPSA) 2007, dirección, piano y arreglos
-Tango Baile Salón (EPSA) 2007, dirección, piano y arreglos

ESTEBAN RIERA CON VALE TANGO
-Soy cantor (Epsa) 2005, dirección piano y arreglos.

GRAN ORQUESTA TANGOVIA
-Gran orquesta Tangovia Buenos Aires, 2003 dirección, piano y arreglos.
-Buenos Aires Tango II (EPSA) 2003, dirección, piano y arreglos.

QUINTETO DE RAMIRO GALLO
-Florece (EPSA- MILAN SUR) 2003, piano.

CAFÉ DE LOS MAESTROS
-Café de los maestros 1 (Universal) 2005, piano
-Café de los maestros 2 (Universal) 2005, piano

MARIA LAVALLE
-De igual a igual 2008, piano

ARIEL ARDIT
-Ni mas ni menos (Sony Bmg) 2008, dirección, piano y arreglos

ANDRES LINETZKY
-Raras partituras 4, Horacio Salgan (EPSA music) 2008, solo piano.