CD's of Astor Piazzolla
performed by other musicians
Discografía de Piazzolla
Los grandes del gotán
ALTERNATIVE PIAZZOLLA -- SÉRGIO & ODAIR
1985, 1986, 1996, NONESUCH/WEA, WPCS-5082,
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA -- SHIN-ICHI
FUKUDA, SHIGENORI KUDO
1987, 1991, 1995, Victor Entertainment,
VICC-5058, Japan, 1996
PIAZZOLLA FOR TWO --
PATRICK GALLOIS / GÖRAN SÖLLSCHER
1996, GRAMMOPHON/Polygram, POCG-1985, Japan,
Guitar solo, flute solo, and duo.
CONCERT D'AUJOURD'HUI -- HIDEFUMI IWAHANA
- OSAMU KOGA
1992, ARS MUSICI, AM 1081-2, Germany, 1993
Duo of flute and guitar. Their "L'histoire du tango" is my favorite
performance of this suite. Classical pieces of Ravel, etc are also contained.
NEW RECORDINGS 1996 - ROSTROPOVICH SOVIET
RECORDINGS VOL.13 -- ROSTROPOVICH
1996, EMI CLASSICS/Toshiba EMI, TOCE-9423,
The great cellist's ultimate recording of "Le grand tango" which is
dedicated to him from Astor.
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA CAFE
1930 -- HIROMI UEKUSA
1997, H&M, HU 001, Japan, 1997
Piazzolla compositions performed by a Japanese cellist.
SOUL OF THE TANGO -- YO-YO MA
1997, SONY CLASSICAL, SRCR 1954, Japan,
The great cellist performs Piazzolla compositions with ex-Piazzolla-group
HOMMAGE A PIAZZOLLA
-- GIDON KREMER
1995, 1996, NONESUCH/WEA, WPCS-5070, Japan,
This CD triggered a "Piazzolla boom."
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA EL TANGO
-- GIDON KREMER
1996, 1997, NONESUCH/WEA, WPCS-5080, Japan,
Kremer's 2nd hommage with various musicians as guests.
MI BUENOS AIRES QUERIDO
- TANGOS AMONG FRIENDS -- BARENBOIM - MEDEROS - CONSOLE
1995, TELDEC/WEA, WPCS-4896, Japan, 1996
Daniel Barenboim plays Piazzolla, Gardel, Salgan, etc as a pianist.
-- EMANUEL AX & PABLO ZIEGLER, Pianos
1996, SONY CLASSICAL, SRCS 8237, Japan,
Piazzolla music by double pianos.
TANGOS -- ARMINDA CANTEROS,
1989, PHILIPS, PHCP-11084, Japan, 1997
Solo piano of four Piazzolla compositions with many traditional tangos
performed by an Argentine pianist living in New York. Mixture of classical
touch and real tango flavor came from her strong left hand.
Astor PIAZZOLLA (Préludes-Etudes-Le
grand Tango) -- Dominique LUMET, piano - Pierre CHAMPAGNE, violoncelle
- Loïc POULAIN, flûte
1997, MANDALA/harmonia mundi, MAN 4916,
Dominique's "3 PRÉLUDES pour piano" is marvelous.
MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
1987, Milan/BMG, 73138 35602-2, USA, 1989/1990
Live recordings of Astor's "operita" as an opera at Theatre Municipal
PIAZZOLLA IN TIME --
1995, ALBA, ABCD 110, Finland, 1995
The winner of the 1st Astor Piazzolla Competition held in Italy in 1994.
TANGO PIAZZOLLATA --
1997, TRITON/DML Classics, DMCC-26011, Japan,
A group featuring Bajan (Russian acordion) by Friedrich Lips performs
1997, THOROFON, CTH 2374, Germany, 1997
Stefan Hussong, acordion, performs Astor's compositions.
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - LAS
CUATRO ESTACIONES PORTEÑAS -- SANTA FE PRO MUSICA ORCHESTRA
1996, West Wind Latina, WW 2229, USA?, 1997
Live recordings of "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" performed by an American
chamber orchestra. The suite is arranged by José Bragato, the great
cellist and very good friend of Astor.
SALON NEW YORK -- ORQUESTA
1992, CHESKY, JD86, USA, 1993
An unique chamber orchestra led by Carlos Franzetti, Argentine composer-arranger-pianist,
and Juliet Haffner, violinist-contractor, performs "Lunfardo" and "Milonga
del angel" with "Tango for Astor" (by Franzetti), traditional milongas,
Latin American music, and compositions of Franzetti. Good and interesting.
imagenes y imagenes
-- O,K,STRINGS QUARTET
1997, BAMBOO/Yamano music, YBOO-001, Japan,
An album of a Japanese strings quartet contains "Imagenes 676", "Tanguedia
III", and "Milonga del angel". They are doing interesting live activities.
Jazz / World
HEART OF THE IMMIGRANTS -- AL DI
MEOLA WORLD SINFONIA
J!MCO, JICL-89279, Japan, 1993
The 2nd album of Al Di Meola World Sifonia. Dino Saluzzi, one of
the most important bandoneon player of today, takes part in the
group. Five compositions of Piazzolla are contained.
DI MEOLA PLAYS PIAZZOLLA -- AL DI
BLUEMOON, 2-92744, USA, 1996
Compilation from two albums of WORLD SINFONIA and two new recordings.
KIMIKO ITOH WITH
MAKOTO OZONE AT THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
1997, VIDEOARTS, VACV-1029, Japan, 1997]
Live recordings of a Japanese jazz singer with a Japanese pianist.
A song "Skylark", based on Asotor's "Milonga for three" and "Tango
apacionado" and added lyrics dedicated to the great Japanese singer
MISORA Hibari, is contained.
REUNION -- GARY BURTON
1996, Concord Jazz, CCD-4793-2, USA,
The great vibraphone player plays Piazzolla with ex-Piazzolla members.
To tell the truth, I feel it is so mediocre because my expectation
considering the great live album of Piazzolla-Burton is so big.
AUSENCIAS -- TETSU SAITOH TANGO
1997, JABARA, JAB-07, Japan, 1998
A Japanese contrabass player forms a group to perform Astor's music.
No copy of Astor's arrangement, and full of Astor's spirit. I strongly
-- AQUARELA CARIOCA
VISOM, VICD00079, Brazil, 1993
An album of a Brazilian instrumental (contemporary choro?) group.
"Deus Xangô" is contained.
VIVO -- PIAZZOLLANDO
kuarup, KCD-090, Brasil, 1997
Live recordings of Astor's music by Brazilian musicians. Choro-like
groove is interesting and great. Daniel Binelli, bandoneon, also
appears as a guest.
- BALLET TANGO -- RICHARD GALLIANO
Milan Sur/BMG, 873 032, E.C., 1992
The great French accordionist plays Piazzolla music with his accordion
and his bandoneon. The title tune, originally "Tango Ballet", is
majestic and thrilling.
BLOW UP -- GALLIANO - PORTAL
DREYFUS JAZZ, FDM 36589-2, France, 1997
Studio-live recordings of Richard Galliano, a French accordionist,
and Michel Portal, a French reed instrument player. Thrilling and
beautiful. "Libertango" and "Oblivion" are contained.
FOR EXPORT -- ANIBAL
RCA/BMG, ECD 1003, Argentina, 1990
Recordings of Anibal Troilo "Pichuco" and his orchestra in 60's.
"Verano Porteño" is contained. In 40's, Astor was also a member
of Anibal's orchestra.
EL AMANECER - BEST TANGO OF OSVALDO
PUGLIESE -- OSVALDO PUGLIESE
PHILIPS/NIPPON PHONOGRAM, FDX-7077,
Compilation of 60's Philips period of Osvaldo Pugliese. "Verano
Porteño" is contained.
NOCHES DE SAN TELMO -- OSVALDO PUGLIESE
y su Orquesta Tipica
EMI-ODEON/Toshiba EMI, EOS-81178, Japan,
A masterpiece of Osvaldo Pugliese in 70's. Very heavy and powerful
arrangement of "Zum" is contained.
TANGOS EN VISTO
Y OIDO -- OSVALDO MANZI
Microfon/SONY, 2-478994, Argentina,
An album of Osvaldo Mazi's trio in, maybe, late 60's. The pianist
was a member of Astor's quintet in 60's and the begining of 70's.
"Adios Nonino" and "Milonga del Angel" are contained.
-- HUGO BARALIS
1973, MUSIC HALL, MH 10047-2, USA, 1992
An album of the violinist who always takes 2nd violin part in Astor's
group (Octeto Buenos Aires, Orchestra of "Maria de Buenos Aires",
Conjunto 9, ...). "Adiós Nonino" and "Verano Porteño" are contained.
A LA ORDEN -- SEXTETO MAYOR
EMI-ODEON, 6812, Argentina, 1975
An album of very famous tango group. In "Verano Porteño", marvelous
violin solo is featured. "Seleccion Astor Piazzolla" (Fuga y misterio
- Otoño Porteño - Balada para un loco) is also contained.
ROMANCE DE TANGO -- SEXTETO MAYOR
EMI-ODEON/Toshiba EMI, EOS-80998, Japan,
An album of very famous tango group. Kicho Diaz, contrabass, takes
part in the group and performs "Kicho" which is dedicated to him
OTOÑO PORTEÑO -- JUAN CARLOS BERA
POLYDOR, 25MM 0166, Japan, 1979/1982?
A posthumous work of Juan Carlos Bera, bandoneon. Quiet and deep
performances. "Otoño Porteño" is contained.
MENSAJE DESDE MAÑANA -- KOYI KIOTANI
1982, FARRD, LM-1391, Japan, 1983?
An album of Koji KYOTANI, one of the most important bandoneon player
in Japan (at the time, he declared his name as above). "Otoño Porteño"
and "Adiós Nonino" are contained.
CIUDAD TRISTE --
JULIO O. PANE / LOS PUCCI
1984, 1985, TAKE-OFF, TKF-CD-30, Japan,
Two-in-one CD of the trio of Pane, bandoneon, and Los Pucci, trio
of Pucci brothers. The latter performs "Libertango", "Lo que vendra"
and "Nonino". Although the former does not perform Astor's composition,
very good contemporary tangos are contained. After these recordings,
Pane takes part in the Astor's sextet in 1989.
CUERDAS PARA PIAZZOLLA / STRINGS
FOR PIAZZOLLA -- FERNANDO SURAREZ PAZ
1991, MELOPEA, CDMSE 5025, Argentina,
Very beautiful strings ensemble of Fernando Suarez Paz, ex-Piazzolla
quintet violinist, performs Astor's compositions.
MOLONGA DEL ANGEL
-- QUINTETO SUAREZ PAZ
1996, Milan Sur/BMG, 74321 49136-2,
Suarez Paz reproduces Piazzolla Quintet with Argentine young musicians.
SEPTETO "BIEN MILONGA"
DE ISMAEL SPITALNIK
1991, PENTAGRAMA, PCD 305, Mexico, 1997
(Distributed in Japan from TAKE-OFF as TKF-2813)
The great bandoneon player and arranger has come out of long retirement.
"Adiós Nonino" is contained.
SOLO PIANO TANGOS EN VIVO -- OSVALDO
1991, MELOPEA, CDMSE 5061, Argentina,
Solo-live recordings of the genius of the great pianist who used
to be a member of Astor's Conjunto 9 and quintet. Really unique
with swingy and heavy touch. "Adiós Nonino" is contained.
BORDONEO Y 900 --
JUAN JOSE MOSALINI ET SON GRAND ORCHESTRE DU TANGO
1994, INDIGO, LBLC 2507 MH 83, France,
1995? (Distributed in Japan from Crépuscule au Japon as CAC-0013)
An album of the orchestra of Mosalini, a bandoneon player living
in France. So to speak, Orquesta Tipica of today. "Lo que vendra"
and "Adiós Nonino" are contained.
MADE IN BUENOS AIRES -- FEDERICO-MALVICINO-CEVASCO
1995, JAZZ & FUSION, MGA007, Argentina,
New style tangos by the best three musicians. "Concierto para bandoneón
y orquesta" by TRIO!
MOSALINI / AGRI QUINTET
1996, INDIGO, LBLC 2522 HM 83, France,
1996 (Distributed in Japan from Crépuscule au Japon as CAC-0028)
Post-Piazzolla tangos by the quintet. Antonio Agri was always together
with Astor from the begining of 60's to the middle of 70's. "Tristezas
de un doble A" is contained.
NESTOR MARCONI trio
-- NESTOR MARCONI trio
1996, MELOPEA, CDMSE 5092, Argentina,
An album of one of the most important and active bandoneon player.
"Adiós Nonino" and "Lo que vendra" are contained. The latter is
performed by bandoneon solo with very high technique.
TANGOS SIN TIEMPO
-- MAURICIO MARCELLI
1997, MELOPEA, CDMPV 1116, Argentina,
Very beautiful tangos of the great violinist. "Chiquilín de bachín"
and "Chau París" are contained.
AGRI SALUDA A PIAZZOLLA - Antonio
Agri interpreta la música de Astor Piazzolla
1997, MELOPEA, CDMSE 5111, Argentina,1997
(Distribuded in Japan from LATINA)
An album of the great violinist who was always together with Astor
from the begining of 60's to the middle of 70's. "Variaciones sobre
Adiós Nonino" is written by Agri based on the Astor's masterpiece
and is performed by complete violin solo.
A. PIAZZOLLA: VERANO PORTEÑO --
1998, SONY, SRCR 2250, Japan, 1998
Ryota KOMATSU is one of the most important bandoneon player among
young generation not only in Japan, but also in the world. In this
album he plays Astor's compositions with ex-Piazzolla quintet musicians
(Suarez Paz, Malvicino, Gandini, and Console).
He also forms his group "The Tanguists" and doing active live performances
TANGO LESSON - A
FILM BY SALLY POTTER -- ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK
SONY, SRCS 8461, Japan, 1997
So many tangos from classics to modern. This can be the introduction
to tango beginners. Very heavy and powerful arrangement of "Zum"
performed by Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese, and two versions of "Libertango"
(Astor himself and Yo-Yo Ma) are contained.
VOLVER A LA PRESENTACION DE PIAZZOLLA