1974, Music Hall, MH 10.005-1, USA, 1988 Colaboration with Gerry Mulligan, the giant of
SUITE TROILEANA -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[Recommended]
1976, TROVA, CD 408, Argentina, 1991 Four part suite dedicated to the great bandoneon
player Anibal Troilo, coupled with the sound track of the film "Lumiere".
Some CDs titled "Lumiere" contain the same pieces, but, I heard, the
only Trova version contains the excellent bandoneon solo for introduction
of "Bandoneon", the first part of "Suite Troileana".
ENRICO IV/CADAVERI ECCELENTI/IL
PLEUT SUR SANTIAGO -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
1973, 76, 84, CAM, CSE 129, Italy?, 1993 Compilation of sound tracks of three films.
PIAZZOLLA - AGRI
1976, TROVA, CD 5019, Argentina, 1993 Compilation of sound tracks of "Rain over Santiago",
etc peformed by Astor and Antonio Agri, violin.
LIBERTANGO -- ASTOR
1974-82, Music Hall, MH 10.010-1, USA, 1988 Compilation of Italian period and his new quintet.
1979, 83, Just A Memory, JAM 9105-2, Canada,
1991 Two albums, "Escualo" (originally "Biyuya") and
"Sette Sequenze" (or "WOE"), are coupled in one CD. Each album is also
The former is the kick-off of his new quintet. The latter contains 7-part
suite performed by Astor's bandoneon and string quartet. Excerption
of five parts from the seven become the "Five Tango Sensations" later.
LIVE AT CINE TEATRO
GRAN REX DE BUENOS AIRES -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Dec. 20, 1981, West Wind Latina, WW 2212,
Italy, 1992 Live recordings of the new quintet.
PIAZZOLLA - GOYENECHE EN VIVO (MAYO
1982) TEATRO REGINA -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[LP, Recommended]
May 29, 30, 1982, RCA/RVC, RPL-8152, Japan,
1982 One of the most important tango singer Roberto
Goyeneche shared the stage with Astor's quintet at Teatro Regina.
ACONCAGUA / TRES TANGOS
-- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA & SFW RUNDFUNKORCHESTER
1983, ANS, ANS 12006-2, USA, 1995 Astor's classical compositions. He performs bandoneon
as a soloist with the SFW Rundfunkorchester.
IN CONCERT -- ASTOR
Oct. 13, 1983, Classic OPTIONS, CO 3504,
Belgium, ? Live recordings of the quintet. Special low price
for fairly good performances.
CONCIERTO DE NACAR -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[Recommended]
Jun. 11, 1983, Milan Sur/BMG, 74321 51139-2,
EU, 1997 Live recordings at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
by special reunion of Conjunto 9 and the theater's orchestra with Astor
as a bandoneon soloist. Previously unreleased.
SUITE PUNTA DEL ESTE
-- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
1981, 84, ANS, ANS 12007-2, USA, 1996 Live recordings of the quintet in '84 coupled
with also live recordings of Astor's classical composition "Suite Punta
del Este" with perticipation of himself as a bandoneon soloist in '81
LIVE IN WIEN -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[Recommended]
Oct. 1983, messidor/Gakken/PLATZ, Japan,
1998 Live recordings of the quintet. The best soud
quality, the best sellection of his compositions, and the best performances.
LIBERTANGO -- ASTOR
1984, Milan Sur/BMG, 74321 51138-2, EU,
1997 Live recordings of the quintet at Mar del plata
in 1984. Previously unreleased.
LIVE AT THE 1984 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL
JAZZ FESTIVAL -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[VHS (NTSC),
VHS Jul. 2, 1984, Video Arts Music, VAVJ-1043,
Japan, 1998 Live recorded video of the quintet at the Montreal
Jazz Festival. Very hot performances.
EL TANGO - LIVE AT THE "BUFFES DU NORD"
-- MILVA and ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[Recommended]
Sep. 29, 1984, KING, KICP 208, Japan, 1992 One of his best collaboration with a singer. Live
TANGOS: L'EXIL DE GARDEL[LP]
1984, Victor, VIP-28152, Japan, 1987 One of his most important film music.
TANGO -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Mar. 15, 1985/85, KING, K32Y 2035, Japan Live recordings at Liege International guitar
festival. Astor plays the bandoneon as a soloist with the orchestra
conducted by Leo Browel. Coupled with the first recordings of "L'histoire
du Tango" (not live).
TANGO: ZERO HOUR (NUEVO TANGO: HORA
ZERO) -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA and his NEW TANGO QUINTET (ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Y SU QUINTETO TANGO NUEVO)[Must]
1986, american clavé, AMCL 1013, USA, 1993 One of his best album. "This is absolutely the
greatest record I've made in my entire life. We gave our souls to this
record." --Astor Piazzolla
THE NEW TANGO -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA & GARY
Jul. 1986, Warner Pioneer, 32XD-986, Japan,
1987 Live recordings at the Montreaux Festival. The
great collaboration with full of tension.
TRISTEZAS DE UN DOBLE A -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
y su Quinteto Tango Nuevo[Recommended]
Nov. 1986, messidor, 15970-2, Germany/USA,
1987/1991 Live recordings in Wien. The title track is very
imaginative and high-tensioned throughout over-20-minutes performance.
THE CENTRAL PARK CONCERT
-- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Sep. 6, 1987, Chesky Records, JD107, USA,
1994 Live recordings. You can listen to his speech
in English, Spanish, and Italian.
THE ROUGH DANCER AND
THE CYCLICAL NIGHT (TANGO APASIONNADO) -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
1987, american clavé, AMCL 1019, USA, 1987/1993 Music for a theater.
SUR -- BANDA ORIGINAL DEL FILM DE FERNANDO
1987, Milan Sur/BMG, TLP-90127, Argentina,
1988 Very important sound track recordings of the film
LA CAMORRA: The Solitude
of Passionate Provocation (LA CAMORRA: La Soledad de la Provocación
Apasionada) -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
May 1988, american clavé, AMCL 1021, USA,
1989/1993 The last studio recordings of his quintet.
TRES MINUTOS CON LA REALIDAD -- ASTOR
Apr. 1989, Milan Sur/BMG, 74321 51339-2,
EU, 1997 Live recordings of his sextet at Club Italiano,
Buenos Aires. Previously unreleased.
FINALLY TOGETHER Vol 1 -- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
& OSVALDO PUGLIESE[Recommended]
1989, Lucho, Lucho 7704-2, Netherlands,
1992 The best live recordings of his sextet when they
shared the stage with Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra in Amsterdam. Vol.1
is Piazzolla part. The CD titled "Luna" contains the same recordings
except the last track "La Yumba - Adios Nonino".
57 MINUTOS CON LA REALIDAD -- ASTOR
1989, Intution, INT 3079-2, Germany, 1996 Live recordings of his sextet in a BBC program
and previously unreleased studio recordings.
THE LAUSANNE CONCERT
-- ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Nov. 4, 1989, Milan Sur/BMG, 73138 35649-2,
USA, 1993 Live recordings of his sextet in Lausanne.
FIVE TANGO SENSATIONS -- KRONOS QUARTET
with ASTOR PIAZZOLLA[Recommended]
1990, Elektra Nonesuch, WPCC-4216, Japan,
1991 Recordings in collaboration with Kronos Quartet.
This is the last studio recordings in his life.
Astor Piazzolla - Live at The
Montreal Jazz Festival