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.

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