Astor Piazzolla – Suites, from the master

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital again acknowledges his legacy  by looking at how his interpretation of his Suites evolved over two decades .That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Detail from image of Astor Piazzolla with Horacio Ferrer in 1970. Image in the public domain.

Astor Piazzolla – Suites (from Australia)

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital again acknowledges his legacy with two of his suites of tango nuevo, as interpreted by two Australian classical ensembles – the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Macquarie Trio . That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Astor Piazzolla in 1971; Pupeto Mastropasqua; image in the public domain.

Astor Piazzolla – tango nuevo

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital again acknowledges his legacy with a series of his tango nuevo recordings from 1957, very early in his nuevo development, to 1989, shortly before his musical career ceased. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Astor Piazzolla in 1975; Alicia D’Amico – Libro “Grandes Maestros de la fotografia argentina” Bagó; image in the public domain.

PLAYLIST:

  • Tres Minutos Con La Realidad, from the collection ‘Adiós Nonino’ released in 1991, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1957; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in Montevideo by the Octet.
  • Adiós Nonino, from the collection ‘Adiós Nonino’ released in 1991, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1960; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. This piece was written on the death of Piazzolla’s father, who was known as “Nonino”.  Recorded in Montevideo by the Octet.
  • Zita, from the collection ‘Lumiere’ released in 1990, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1975; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Part of the suite that celebrates Piazzolla’s working relationship with Ánibal Troilo, this piece is named for Troilo’s wife, Zita. From the Suite Troileana. Recorded in Milan.
  • Persecuta, from the collection ‘Persecuta’ released in 1990, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1977; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in Milan by the Nonet.
  • Cité Tango, from the collection ‘Persecuta’ released in 1990, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1977; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in Milan by the Nonet.
  • La Muerta Del Ángel, from the collection ‘Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1986’ released in 1986, recorded live from a performance by Astor Piazzolla at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland on July 1986; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzollafeaturing Gary Burton on Vibraphone. Recorded in Switzerland by the 2nd Quintet.
  • Milonga Del Ángel, from the collection ‘Hora Cero’ released in 1986, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1986; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in USA by the 2nd Quintet.
  • Milonga Picaresque, from the collection ‘The Rough Dancer & the Cyclical Night’ released in 1991, recorded by Astor Piazzolla on September 1987; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in New York.
  • Street Tango, from the collection ‘The Rough Dancer & the Cyclical Night’ released in 1991, recorded by Astor Piazzolla on September 1987; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in New York.
  • Los Sueños, from the collection ‘La Camorra’ released in 1989, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1989; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. From the motion picture “Sur”. Recorded by the 2nd Quintet.
  • Soledad, from the collection ‘La Camorra’ released in 1989, recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1989; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded in USA by the 2nd Quintet.
  • Libertango, from the collection ‘Suite Punta Del Este’ released in 1994, recorded live from a performance by Astor Piazzolla at Theatre Roxy, Mar Del Plata, Argentina, in February 1984; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla. Recorded by  the 2nd Quintet.

Astor Piazzolla – the tango bailable years

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital again acknowledges his legacy with a series of his tango bailable recordings from the late 1940s and featuring 4 of his singers. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Piazzolla’s right hand playing bandoneon, at Vredenburg, Utrecht, Germany. Image by Theo10, 27 October 1984, licenced under creative commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Astor Piazzolla – in Australia

Piazzolla’s bandoneón

This year is the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth, and this week Tango Capital acknowledges his legacy with a series of recordings of his works made by Australian musicians. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Piazzolla’s bandoneon, in the Centro Cultural Néstor Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image by ProtoplasmaKid, with modifications to background, licenced under creative commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

PLAYLIST:

  • La Muerte Del Ángel, meaning ‘Death Of The Angel’; from the collection ‘Dance Of The Angel’ released in 1997, recorded by Slava & Leonard Grigoryan in 1997; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1963.  
  • Invierno Porteño, meaning ‘Buenos Aires Winter’; from the collection ‘Cantolibre Plays Piazzolla’ released in 2002, recorded by Cantolibre in 2002; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1970.  
  • Escualo, meaning ‘Shark’; from the collection ‘Libertango’ released in 2003, recorded by Macquarie Trio Australia in 2003; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1979.   
  • Fugata, meaning ‘Escape’; from the collection ‘Tango Jam vol.1’ released in 2004, recorded by Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2004; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1969.  
  • Guardia Nueva, meaning ‘New Guard’; from the collection ‘Tango Paradiso’ released in 2005, recorded by Tango Paradiso in 2005; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1955.  
  • Chiquilín De Bachin, meaning ‘Urchin Of Bachin’; from the collection ‘Tangocentric’ released in 2007, recorded by Tangocentric in 2007; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1962.  
  • Contrabajeando, meaning ‘Playing Doublebass’; from the collection ‘En Vivo’ released in 2011, recorded live from a performance by Colectivo29 at Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia on 19 May 2011; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1960.  
  • Los Parajos Perdidos, meaning ‘The Lost Place’; from the collection ‘My Latin Heart’ released in 2012, recorded  in 2012; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1984, lyrics by Mario Trejo, and sung by José Carbo, featuring Slava & Leonard Grigoryan on guitars.  
  • Buenos Aires Hora Cero, meaning ‘Buenos Aires Zero Hour’; from the collection ‘Piazzolla’ released in 2012, recorded  in 2012; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1963, featuring Marcela Fiorillo on piano.  
  • Che, Bandoneón, meaning ‘Wow! Bandoneón’; from the collection ‘El Asunto Del Tango’ released in 2015, recorded by Nexas in 2015; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla & Ánibal Troilo, first recorded in 1947 and lyrics by Homero Manzi.  
  • Milonga Sin Palabras, meaning ‘Dance Without Words’; from the collection ‘Sin Palabras’ released in 2015, recorded by Alturas in 2015; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla.  
  • Balada Para Un Loco, meaning ‘Song Of A Lunatic’; from the collection ‘Entre Tangos’ released in 2018, recorded by Entre Tango Duo in 2018; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1969, lyrics by Horacio Ferrer, and sung by Elena González.  
  • Michelangelo ’70, meaning ‘Michaelangelo 1970’; from the collection ‘Tango Project Loca Bohemia’ released in 2018, recorded  in 2018; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1969, featuring Maggie Ferguson on bandoneón.  
  • Oblivion, meaning ‘Oblivion’; from the collection ‘Nocturno’ released in 2019, recorded by Oblivion Tango Duo in 2019; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1976.  

Miguel Caló

Miguel Caló, bandoneonista & orquesta leader. Credit: Vicki Chou

Last edition discussed the life and legacy of Miguel Caló, and this edition explores his compositions as well as a roundup of the exquisitely danceable music from La Orquesta De Las Estrellas—much of it composed by his musicians.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Vicki Choh – Miguel Caló