Friday, June 12

Astor Piazzolla - Libertango (1972)

"While you might not be familiar with the term 'nuevo tango', you'll probably recognise this catchy number from Argentine composer Piazzolla. He revolutionised tango music, by incorporating elements of jazz and classical music into his traditional tango compositions. Piazzolla is undoubtedly the master of the genre, and his 'Libertango' (a portmanteau that incorporates 'Libertad' and 'Tango') is one of the most performed of his works. Spicy rhythms and a fiendish melody have kept this one at the forefront of modern Tango, with countless brilliant interpretations to explore. It even features an accordion, adding a folky element to the music."
Classic fm (Video)
YouTube: Libertango (1974)[full album]

2008 March: Astor Piazzolla, 2010 September: Astor Piazzolla Remixed, 2011 February: Adios Nonino, 2011 April: Milonga del angel, 2011 August: 1985. Utrecht, Netherlands, 2014 May: Live at The Montreal Jazz Festival (1986).