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Agosto, 2016

New Cd for Quinteto Porteño. Recorded Live during the 10 Years celebrations concert featuring the string Orchestra Arrigoni. Soon available also on the main digital platforms.

For info write to : info@quintetoporteñ

April, 2016

To celebrate 10 years since the birth, the Quinteto Porteño will arrange part of his repertoire for the "Accademia d 'Archi Arrigoni" all to forge a new and exciting adventure that will see the date of April 22 its first appearance.

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April, 2014

L'Unità edizione Nazionale

"Tango and sounds from the world in a global embrace Quinteto Porteño Renaissance Alfamusic distr. Egea"

The tradition of the tango dug up to bring back to the surface the essence, rhythm that pulsates with life in all its forms. Music that opens the meeting without distorting. Arrived on the third Cd, the Quinteto Porteño is still able to surprise. Charming with his experience music honestly and consistently. Nicola Milan (accordion), Daniele Labelli (piano), Nicola Mansutti (violin), Roberto Colussi (guitar) and Alessandro Turchet (double-bass) with their feet always firmly planted in the tradition of the tango that made them meet in 2006 and look open to the world. An unsealed road from the album earlier, Desiderata succeeded moment of encounter between popular music and jazz improvisation, classical and cantabile Italian tradition. Musicality full of suggestions made today even more vital energy of a new awareness. "We need a renaissance, again place at the center of every argument and every action the authenticity of the person and of life. the quintet states in the liner notes - you need a renaissance in the globalization of the languages ​​and ways of thinking. " And the statement is fully realized in the cd: Rinascimento meets and says all the anxiety, the tensions of a society in crisis. Milonga dell'Incorenza the inconsistency and unreliability of a modern man running out of time and ideas, and contradictions increasingly strident of a world that still requires emigration, today as yesterday, with Sogno Abbandonato. Hopes nevertheless still possible with the sun above the clouds, and the feminine vitality What moves the world. Continues the search for musical alchemy that needs no images or shows for themselves in a Milonga de Porto, Quintedia, Tango 7. Become a meeting between cultures that mingle without trample, but live together in a natural way as in Estango where tango embraces the Balkan music, or blend as in the Italian Rinascimento, where tradition meets innovation while remaining in perfect balance between virtuosity and feeling. The music of the Quinteto Porteño is deep and logic as a coherent thought.

di Paolo Odello Bel Disco Quello Del Quinteto Porteño Che Da Anni Studia La Musica Argentina Mettendola In Correlazione Con Altri Ritmi24 April 2014

Pubblicato nell'edizione Nazionale dell'Unità (pagina 21) nella sezione "Speciali" .


April, 2014

Roma in Jazz e 4arts

The Jazz Tango was and is a phenomenon that has seen major protagonists of many important historical album, distinguished by an agile technique, quarried from the great relief and plasticity, from elegiac depth of the medium-low register that have enhanced soft and voluminous color , shaded in exciting inner journey that probed every aspect of emotional sensitivity and obscure the Barrios sung as Vicende Inedite as innovators documents of an abstract impressionism and "regions" of the soul Exodus invoked as ephemeral in a clear language , lively and natural. Among these, the seductive eccentricity of Astor Piazzolla, the creative force of "Gotan Project" and "Tanghetto", modernism of "Bajofondo". The Quinteto Porteño describes a passionate scanning of 'Contemporary Age soul the most diverse feelings, runs a movenza ensembles who returns to the roots of the musical avant-garde that by reason of Astor Piazzolla was the starting point, sensing Forms with 'humility of one who knows the disagreements and classical training, interpreting the people's Plan and the rhythmic movements .It with emotional and absolutely contemporary. The Nuevo Tango relives emotional improvisation of 9 original staves, in advance of a performance "sad" and sinuously jazz ( "Quintedia"), exegesis of lyrical steps, light and aforisitici ( "Renaissance"), imagination Harmonies of modern and elegiac ( "The sun above the clouds"), in the animation of large and discrete interventions, interpreted according pushups Blue ( "Milonga de Porto"), giving generous space Melodie restless, to multicolored emotions in Tango have constructed of accents metaphors and stories born from a Philosophy of Time (Lost) and a living language of Cultures that go beyond the boundaries of its biological origin of the Earth ( "Tango 7", "what moves the world") to move in steps, as the dancers who represent more than a century iconography, the Kletzmer, the Balkan, Mediterranean Folk, "simple" songs in built benarensi conventillos since 1880 by Spanish immigrants, Russians, Germans and Italian ( "Milonga inconsistency", "The dream left"). To say that the Tango is "a sad thought that is danced" (as Enrique Santos Discepolo, lyricist Carlos Gardel, the most popular among the singers of "Barrida" and "balesita") is far too simplistic. The shape of the Tango lives of elements also very far apart, facing nothing but melt in his name. This, amongst Waltz, Polka and Mazurka, sound like "fellow travelers" of the Five Quinteto Porteño in a "conjunto" feeding of sadness and each lost happiness, as taught by the poets of the time Rails, because happiness is by definition ephemeral, illusory, paltry. A specificity of "Tango Cancion" is the use of a particular language, the Lunfardo; This Language, born probably like jargon to not make yourself understood especially by the police, is in the words "gomía" (amigo), "troesma" (master, par excellence Gardel) and of course "Gotan" (tango). This returns "Estango" as such was in "Libertango" and "Violentango" by Piazzolla, chiosandone the key feature, the language Pastiche that music is improvisation, an integral part of this TEKHNE and this dance; without it you do not dance, you can just repeat a sequence, a set of steps already known; but if the dance is also imitation of Vero it is good to emphasize that it is not only this, if anything, a play the Melos in Harmonies non Minutes in which the man himself does not preclude any possibility of movement, especially within. Imagine that effect the rapid and tumultuous turn of Choreography ideal Nicola Milan, in whose Finale Passion gives hypnotic improvisation of a time ( "Summer and Tango") which can not and does not intend to explain the movements of an individual magnetic Gesture Re-Birth and the Renaissance, to be precise. The Quinteto enchants improvisation, a Word that would Reasons that would be quite complex and perhaps the most disadvantageous; what we know is that it is used in the Tango as in many other art forms, to shake, to experiment, to surprise. The Nuevo who was Piazzolla's all in that secret that they know, and that there is at that moment supernatural that is created between step and step. Carlos Gavito as he said: "Make the impossible thing possible: dancing silence".

Fabrizio Ciccarelli per Roma in Jazz e 4arts

April, 2014

Mi Caribe

This album produced by Alfamusic (distr. Egea) is a wonderful surprise for the tango practitioners and enthusiasts of all the South American music. "Renaissance" of the Quinteto Porteño is a journey into a universal music such as tango -expression full of charm- and at the same time conveys a criticism of the Italian ruling class, responsible for the sad actuality that the country is experiencing, and launches a message of hope to hold on, one second or more of the "enemy." The "Renaissance" project matures from the general crisis that the man is going through, and in particular the political and cultural chaos that reigns in the beautiful country. Anxieties, tensions, lack of time and modern man l'incoerenza find themselves in songs like "Milonga incoherence", dedicated to the Italian ruling class, or "The Dream Abandoned" dedicated to all those people who today as 100 years ago are obliged to leave their country as a last chance for salvation. "Renaissance" is also a research albums where music communicates without images or show, talking by exquisitely musical alchemy as in "Milonga de Porto" or playing with numbers as in "Quintedia" and "Tango 7" (respectively in 5/4 and 7/4). There are positive messages and hope as in the song "The sun above the clouds" or that pay homage to the feminine vitality as in "What moves the world." On this trip cultures mingle and coexist without treading naturally as in "Estango" where tango embraces the Balkan music. Then there's "Renaissance", a language that combines Italian tradition and innovation, virtuosity and feeling, music and philosophy. This is nothing but the pure essence of tango, a musical expression that moves. And even more so when it becomes known that behind this beautiful "Renaissance" there are five great Italian musicians, who have nothing to envy the most quoted Argentine formations and could disembark without fear in Buenos Aires. In summary, a CD (with a cover fits perfectly) that can not miss in the disco of the tango and world music lovers. The Quinteto Porteño, consisting of Nicola Milan (accordion), Daniele labella (piano), NicolaMansutti (violin), Roberto Colussi (guitar) Alexander Turchet (bass) was born in 2006 with the intent to explore and study the tango, with particular respect for the music of the great composer Astor Piazzolla.

April, 2014

Salt Peanuts

Many times to figure out how to move forward with our lives we need to look back, to draw inspiration from what has shaped us. We turn to our experience, we try that note, that melody that has changed our lives. And if you are in Quinteto Porteño you find the tango. But if you are always the Quinteto Porteño will know to give birth to this passion for something new tango. Renaissance, their latest album released for the Alpha Music, is the proof. Nicola Milan all'accordeon, Daniele labella at the piano, the violin Mansutti Nicola, Roberto Colussi on guitar, Alessandro on bass Turchet have decided to start again from the tango, the beautiful and passionate. From them of their rebirth. From the first song you realize how the tango is manipulated between tools and that they will come out reborn to new life, similar but different from himself. Tangos and folk songs are mixed with jazz, which is improvisation her home along with the skill of each musician. The accordion Nicola Milan ago by lyrical voice in the exposition of the themes of each song, accompanied by violin and double bass, and all three are able to re-create the atmosphere that you can find on the streets of Buenos Aires. But the Renaissance is not only this. With very well articulated arrangements, full of tempo changes and expression spaces where the issues come out of nowhere, each piece expresses lyricism and feeling. A progression towards the opening of the feelings and impulses that starts from the first track up to the last. The dream forsaken with the piano and the double bass that form the background to the theme exposed in unison by violin and dall'accordeon is one of the strongest tracks on the album. Part almost closed in on itself and then open up with time change where dialogue piano, bass and violin with more dreamy and illusory tones, while maintaining the passionate and Blood pace that only a tango can have. More playful and influenced by Balkan rhythms and melodies are 7 Tango and Milonga de Porto. Renaissance is the expression of as something already old and rooted in our cultures like the tango, there may be a new renaissance that it is cultural, musical or social. A very nice album, intense, playing with tango and uses it as a means of expression and transport to something new and sophisticated arrangements that make each song a discovery. Nicola Milan are strong and passionate with the accordion, an instrument par excellence of the tango. With its lyrical best expresses the theme in each song, characterizing and making it right into the head. Daniele labella the plan is of great expression. Especially in communication alone, he knows how to bring that extra touch of jazz. Nicola Mansutti has a great technique and knows how to bring every note the extremes of the violin voice, almost to straziarla, adding that extra touch to the tango stabbing and making it even more expressive. Roberto Colussi on guitar manages to communicate well with each musician and give their best in every single, bringing a new element in each song. Alessandro Turchet is what creates the atmosphere in every song, supporting the group and directing it toward the climate that wants to create. Bravissimo in dialogues with other instruments, especially the piano. Renaissance is proof that it is from ourselves that we have to leave so something can change. Blood as only a tango can be yet again, regenerated. It is this can only be a demonstration that takes place through music the best rebirths.

Federica Di Bari per

April, 2014


The Quinteto Porteño was founded in 2006 from the meeting between Nicola Milan (accordion), Daniele labella (piano), Nicola Mansutti (violin), Roberto Colussi (guitar) and Alessandro Turchet (bass), five talented musicians united by the desire to explore and study the Argentine tango, starting from the repertoire of the great composer Astor Piazzolla. After debuting with a tribute to Piazzolla "Decarisimo" the Quinteto Porteño always more refined her signature style, characterized by a great vivacity of expression in dilated and narrow forms, but especially in the improvisation of introductions and solos , all grafted on original compositions in which intertwine latin sounds, jazz improvisation, classical music and the typical lyrical vein of Italian tradition. Four years away from their second album "Desiderata", Controversial among the five best jazz records with accordion to Orpheus Music Award, we find them with "Renaissance" disc consists of nine songs that, together, make up a sort of musical journey through different cultures, traditions and sounds, searching for a new hope for our society, a sort of lifeline from the anxieties, tensions, lack of time, that characterizes modern man. All that emerges strongly in songs like "Milonga incoherence", dedicated to the senseless Italian ruling class, or "Songo Abandoned", which extends a bridge between past and present to tell those Italians who run away from their land in search of better fortunes abroad, and finds its summit in the beautiful "That Moves the World" dedicated to love, as the only key to a different future. There are, however, split lighter but no less interesting from a musical point of view as in the sinuous "Milonga De Porto", which features the superb melodic line drawn by the accordion of Milan, or the fascinating "Tango 7" which we appreciate the excellent interplay between the piano labella. Listen to this record is such a valuable opportunity to discover the beautiful sound plots woven by Quinteto Porteño, that opening up to a globalization of language, invites us to bring back the man and its authenticity at the center of the world, rediscovering the energy of life through music.
Salvatore Esposito per

April, 2014

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February, 2014



The new album of the Quinteto Porteño (Alfamusic 2014)

From February 24 on ITunes and on major online platforms!

September, 2013


February, 2012

Il Gazzettino

"Desiderata" is a dream come true, the confirmation of a group of professional musicians from Friuli and Veneto (the Quinteto Porteño), which proves mature, solid and well-knit, a cd full of personality where creative technical quality and capacity combine harmoniously, of "rare beauty" (for Jazzagenda). It was sent by seguitissimo program Jazz Soul Radio Fm, on Radio Three, on Radio Two, and in full by Radio Vaticana, ranking among the best jazz CD with accordion in Italy Orpheus Music Award. Founder of the Quinteto Porteño is Nicola Milan, accordionist Zoppola, who also signed most of the songs, rearranged by the whole group, composed of Simone D'Eusanio (violinist who has worked with Elisa, Giusy Ferreri, Antonella Ruggiero) Daniele labella ( "poet of the piano" that combines classic soul and jazz soul), Roberto Colussi (between reference guitarists in the region) and Alexander Turchet (among the best young Italian bass with assets of more than 40 cd). "Between us - explains Milan - there is a great feeling, which allows us not to have a leader and to fuse classical writing and solos of jazz mold in our live performances. After paying homage to Astor Piazzolla with our first cd "Decarisimo" where we wanted to recreate his sound world, going beyond mere score, we veered towards a more personal research, starting from the Latin American world, but researching Italian sounds and jazz influences. The result is a fusion of cultures of great impact, a music capable of being cultured and popular at the same time, which has been recognized by all the originality. "

Clelia Delponte per il Gazzettino

June, 2011



Born in 2006, the Quinteto Porteño is skilled exporter of Argentine musical tradition of which he knows secrets and virtues. Desired, produced by Alfa Project, is the latest effort of the exquisitely Italian quintet, this time, compared with the composition and arrangement of ten new tracks laid on forty-six minutes dense tango. Much is due to Piazzolla magisterium, which the artist Quinteto Porteño had already bestowed Decarísimo, and much more winks to the Italian bill melodies that give a touch of catchiness to the compositions: the mixture gives a delicate brew created for even the palates demanding.

Milonga Z, song of the disc opening, is well suited to act as a summary of what you will hear later. The phrasing of Milan accordion are mixed with counterpoints of D'Eusanio violin as more traditional in the Argentine dances, including heel strike and turns dizzying. Milonga song and to you - sung by the same author, Milan, and soprano Lucia Vaccar though pleasant to listen, are marked by a too sophisticated lyricism that sometimes affects, at least in part, on the final result of the entire work.

Pietro Scaramuzzo per Jazzitalia

May, 2011


Roma in Jazz

"The Quinteto Porteño, consisting of Nicola Milan (accordion), Simone D'Eusanio (violin), Daniel labella (piano), Roberto Colussi (guitar) and Alessandro Turchet (bass), was born in 2006 to explore the Argentine tango, watching in particular to the music of Astor Piazzolla. the first disc of the quintet, Decarísmo, was in fact a tribute to the Argentinean composer, virtuoso of the bandoneon and reformer of the style of tango figure. his revolution had created an original genre, the tango nuevo, that the Argentine tradition united elements from classical music and jazz.

The music of the Quinteto Porteño had been accompanied since the beginning by the enthusiasm and the appreciation of the public and now comes up with entirely original compositions arranged by the formation, content for you in the album, released by AlfaProjects (Alfamusic).

The strength of the ensemble is, besides the expressive spontaneity, the union of very different musical worlds together: in the compositions of the Quinteto Porteño Argentine rhythms are accompanied by classical music, jazz (each song has one dedicated to 'space improvisation) and a typically Italian cantabile vein.

In this way it takes the form a cultured music, refined and at the same time popular, as it is for each tango. There is, though, for you, even innovation, syncretism and the pleasure of a smooth listening and catchy.

To open the disc is Milonga Z, a live music and without preamble, punctuated by rhythmic melodies of accordion and double bass, followed by a violin that makes mild the whole. Song for Matthew joins a jazz piano in a nostalgic accordion and for you, the song that gives the title track, is a tango with slow introduction that soon turns into a song with rhythmic and danceable rhythms immediate reasons. Chick to chick and Fifth Tango is the perfect example of the union, within the disk, classical, modern and jazz, to create a set of fine workmanship. In Milonga song, Windmill and instead appear to you even the vocals, with lyrics in Italian written by members of the Quinteto. In Waltz for Sopi jazz back to excel in all its splendor, while the disc closes with Wind On Autumn, dismissing the listener with great harmony delicacy.

A strike, from the first notes, and throughout the disc, will be the catchy melodies and the cyclical rhythms, as well as the right mix of different styles. Even the most risky parts are performed at its best, as in to you when, among a vocal part and the other, a typical Argentinean accordion tradition accompanies a distorted guitar whose phrasing playing in unison with other instruments. Desired is an album that promises a lot and the quality of the compositions, with the authenticity of the parts you play, ensures the success and meets all expectations. "

Giorgio Aprile

April, 2011



"Desiderata is an album that takes, intimate, free-range, live, accompanying and never tires. Nicola Milan (accordion), Simone D'Eusanio (violin), Daniel labella (piano), Roberto Colussi (guitar), Alessandro Turchet ( double bass). In art, the Quinteto Porteño. Latin sonority, skillfully contaminated melodic Italian. Pleasant the end result that enjoys the care of the arrangements, refined, and the choice of themes, orecchiabilissimi. a mature album that leaves take the unique understanding there is between the musicians, in an almost family atmosphere, extremely empathetic. Released for AlfaProjects (2010), Desiderata says. passionate leadership of the phrasing of the accordion in Milan Milonga Z, opening track, leaves room for carefree childish atmosphere of Song for Matthew, among the most successful songs of the album. Belli growing, overwhelming sweet; the theme, by whistling, funny tails is palpable innocence, naivety, tenderness embarrassed gesture of a child. There would be all the space of a whispered tale, maybe feminine. Desired is a rare beauty. A pleasant theme that courts; then, suddenly, pointing his finger and issues the challenge of desire she wants, even when it might not. The musical gesture is sensual, marking time with passion, in a crescendo always emotionally vivid and rich, Latin. Intense amorous dialogues of the accordion with violin D'Eusanio, caressing the bass of Turchet, almost a colloquiante cello. A perfect blend of souls. Complex, however, to that of Chick chick, vaguely oriental: beautiful bass, beautiful progressions Colussi guitar launches into a solo cantabilissimo. A bit 'harsh contrast of velvets of the guitar with the angularity of labella plan that suffers a stamp often too metal. Ordering the accordion of Milan, which describes and distributes pleasantly enveloping spaces. There are fine the charming digressions guitar and jazz piano.

A few words about Milonga song (text: D'Eusanio) and to you (text: Milan), songs that introduce and experiment with the proposal song on the album. In Milonga song D'Eusanio appears in the double guise of author and voice is a softly piece ballad, given in the introduction to the lyricism of the soul labella floor, almost then denied entrance to the baritone slap, overly dramatic, dark, severe for the touching intensity of the text. Distracts the dough tone, the pace of listening will suffer and the musical discourse is burdened. The participation of soprano Lucia Vaccari does not lighten. Moving and the texts well articulated, even in the meandering of the dedicated to you, but it seems risky choice of the combination lyrical. The album would not suffer the lack. Personally I prefer D'Eusanio the violin. Fifth Tango is the return to Latin music, in perfect style. Creeping, passionate, intimate, thoughtful, poignant. Windwillsperimenta differently the intertwining with the soprano voice. The beauty of the theme proposed by the violin, as the stamp and the voice of composure Vaccari, but not found in the choice of the story in unison a winning combination; there is no understanding, indeed, not a little embarrassed voice delay. Sin. With Waltz for Sopi also return the enchanted atmosphere and carefree of the track 2, choral and pleasantly stuffed. Wind Fall closes, transient, stopped. The minimal mystical atmospheres. Perhaps the passage in which you most feel the lack rhythmic accompaniment of percussion, in support of the crescendo that they lose, for this, in emotional tension. It burns, but not explodes, and perhaps it is a choice: a conclusion that does not impress, but accompanies, sweet, to repeat. Never tires. "

Eliana Augusti

November, 2010


New release Cd for AlfaMusic/Egea

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"The Quinteto Porteño was founded in 2006 with the intent to explore and study the Argentine Tango, with special emphasis on the music of the great composer Astor Piazzolla. The enthusiasm and the appreciation of the public have accompanied the formation since the beginning, and they are been strengthened by the success of the first album recorded by the Quinteto, 'Decarisimo' a heartfelt tribute to Piazzolla's own genius. Matured an original sound Quinteto now decides to confront his own compositions, presenting the public with original music composed and arranged entirely by the formation. the strength of the ensemble remains expressive spontaneity, which makes particularly convincing performances. by bringing together musicians from different musical worlds together, in the compositions of the Quinteto classical music, jazz (each song has a dedicated room for improvisation ) and a cantabile vein typically Italian blend with Argentine rhythms. the result is a cultural music, refined and at the same time popular, that manages to excite and drag with it any listener. "

October, 2010

Quinteto Porteño "Desiderata"




"When the Quinteto Porteño was born, in 2006, was intended initially intended to explore and revive the
world and the music of Astor Piazzolla. Their first Decarisimo (2008) work record was in fact a tribute to the great Astor and obtained a good critics and the public. Backed by this success, the quintet offers us today with Desiderata, a series of new songs, from specially composed, as an expression of the maturity reached. The rigor that pervades sound and special solemnity of some of the vocals give this work a deeply personal dimension in milonguero Italian and international scene. "

Elisabetta Sermenghi

February, 2010


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Gratified by the many concerts performed after the release of the first CD "Decarísimo", now the quintet presents a challenge, all new music composed and arranged by the original Quintet Porteno: classical music (all the parts are written), Jazz (every song It has a space dedicated to improvisation) and that vein cantabile typically Italian blend with Argentine rhythms, cultured and refined music, but also popular that knows inspire any listener.

Soon will come the new CD entitled "Desiderata" registered in the "Metro" studio in Ljubljana.