Among the tango orchestras, José Garcia is a bit of a sad case: it has quite a beautiful, refined, romantic sound, right from the heart of the Golden Age, yet it seems truly impopular with dancers nowadays. Recently, I’ve come to appreciate it much more, but I am like a voice in the wilderness.
The picture below suggests this wasn’t the case in the glorious days of the Golden Age, because the orchestra members are shown surrounded by fans, by dancers, and especially closely surrounded by female dancers, if you get what I mean. Yes, it seems as if these musicians knew how to make a tanguera’s heart happy, also on the dance floor. By the way, mister Garcia himself is the one with a somewhat less close embrace at the centre of the picture.