Posts Tagged ‘Roxanne’

El Tango de Roxanne

June 29, 2014

Sting/Police classic Roxanne as tango.

Spine chilling.

Scene from the excellent film Moulin Rouge.

Captures the real tango, as evolved in rough working class districts of Buenos Aires, rough, violent, macho, sensual.

Thanks to Georgia.

Higher Ground and Roxanne – Stevie Wonder and Sting

June 6, 2012

For those who found Stevie Wonder a disappointment at the Diamond Jubilee Concert, Stevie Wonder and Sting performing Higher Ground and Roxanne.

Tango – Roxanne

March 9, 2012

Incredible performance of the Police/Sting classic Roxanne as tango, in the style of Astor Piazzolla.

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), a virtuoso on the bandoneon, is credited as the creator of modern tango.

Concierto de A Ritmo de Tango
Truthfully

Truthfully

February 16, 2012
Truthfully - Ayanna

Truthfully - Ayanna

Truthfully by Ayanna has an absolutely amazing cover version of the Sting-Police classic Roxanne. It opens as tango.

Ayanna Witter-Joh​nson, to give Ayanna her full name, has an incredible voice, comparable with Aretha Franklin.

I am no great fan of jazz. I sometimes listen to Ken Clarke’s jazz programme on BBC Radio 4. It does not matter what he plays, to me it all sounds the same.

But Truthfully by Ayanna is different. It has character, it has soul.

A powerful soul jazz fusion.