Parallel with his career as a musician, Lisandro Adrover (Argentina, 1945) engaged himself in composing, arranging and conducting. This helped him establish a name for himself in the musical world, on both national and international levels. As a young boy he learned to master the bandoneon, and at the age of 14 he made his radio debut as a bandoneon player in a broadcast by a number of Argentinean radio stations. In the 1960s he played with the José Basso orchestra and performed on stage with people like Roberto Goyeneche, Leopoldo Federico and Susana Rinaldi, both as a musician and an arranger. In the same capacities he joined the orchestra of the famous maestro Osvaldo Pugliese in the late 1960s. From the early days of his career up to today he has done countless tours, both in Argentina and abroad. He also contributed to an impressive number of recordings by national and international orchestras, and played with well-known musicians like maestro Osvaldo Berlinghieri.
As a composer Lisandro Adrover made music for many film scores and theatre productions. He also arranged and composed music for chamber and symphonic tango projects, one of them resulting in this album. Some of his own work has been recorded on albums such as Esencia y Despues, Buenos Aires 2004, and Tanguero. In 2004, Buenos Aires awarded him the freedom of the city for his cultural contributions and artistic achievements, both in his native Argentina and outside.
‘If we ever decide to make a list of the finest tango moments, we must include our performance with the great Metropole Orchestra, which has some of the greatest musicians and personalities in its ranks. It was like we had always known each other, leaving my comrades and myself with a feeling of joyful gratitude.’ (Lisandro Adrover)
Lisandro Adrover has one release on Saphrane Records: Meets the Metropole Orchestra
Publicity photo Lisandro Adrover: Jean Pierre Heijmans