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.