Personnel: Julian Curwin (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, cello, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, double bass, electric bass, bass guitar, hand claps, sampler); Ilan Kidron (vocals); Shenton Gregory (violin, viola); Svetlana Bunic (accordion); Reuben Derrick (tenor saxophone); John Hibbard (trombone); Luke Dubber (Fender Rhodes piano, organ, turntables); Danny Heifetz (drums, finger cymbals); Alon Ilsar (drums).
Audio Mixer: Richard Belkner.
Photographers: Karola Csanyi; Soraya Asmar.
Arrangers: Svetlana Bunic; Julian Curwin; Shenton Gregory; John Hibbard; Ilan Kidron.
The Tango Saloon's avant-garde version of the Argentinean dance form is driven by a restless sense of experimentation, and built on a strong foundation of tradition and musical technique. "March of the Big Shoe" is a modernist piece for tuba, piano, and saxophone, while "Man With the Bongos" is a suspense soundtrack waiting for its movie. "Still I Cannot Do the Tango" is bossa nova for acoustic guitar and viola, and their moody cover of Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango" conjures Calexico's Southwestern textures.