More Argentinian than Spanish, Fugatango was written by Steve Waterman for the debut Superbrass album, Under the Spell of Spain.
"When Roger Argente approached me to write a composition for his Spanish flavoured brass project, he made the suggestion that a Tango, although more Argentinian than Spanish, would fit in well with the overall concept. I have always been a very big fan of the music of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and particularly the way that the Tango could be combined with jazz. A favourite recording of mine is of Piazzolla himself performing (on the bandoneon) with the jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. Roger and I both thought it would be a good idea to let some of the musicians in the ensemble take improvised solos. As the composing progressed, a fugato also emerged hence the title Fugatango."
Steve Waterman began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and International jazz scene. He has recorded 7 critically acclaimed CDs under his own name featuring many original compositions and arrangements. Steve has co -written with John O’Neil a highly acclaimed Jazz Trumpet tutor book “THE JAZZ METHOD FOR TRUMPET” published by Schott & Co. He is also professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College ofMusic in London, visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Purcell School. Steve also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Peru, U.S.A, Russia, South Africa and Cuba.