Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tango Nuevo

Astor Piazzolla (March 11, 1921/July 4, 1992) was born in the old Italian neighborhood along First Avenue, below 14th Street in NewYork City. When he was very young, his parents emigrated to Buenos Aires. He had started playing bandoneon, the button accordion when he was still a child in NYC, but in Argentina, he became a classicist and a great musician. He revolutionized Argentinian music and created something called Los Tango Nuevo. It incorporated elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneónist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles... He became Argentinas greatest contemporary musician. I saw him many times in New York. In this video, he performs a concert of his work and explains the origins of Tango Nuevo.....

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