Album recorded by Astor Piazzolla during his visit to New York with his New Tango Quintet in 1986. Piazzolla himself said: 'This is absolutely the greatest album I've ever done in my life. We all leave the soul in this recording '. This album, the first released by Astor in CD format, marked a point in his career in the U.S. market to start with a new label. Astor raised here old classics of his musical career with new arrangements he played with his quintet working with him since 1979. The Quintet were integrated by Hector Console (bass), Horacio Malvicino (electric guitar), Pablo Ziegler (piano) and Fernando Suárez (violin). This album earned him enormous world credit. He opened the door to a massive audience that had never heard. No need to discuss whether or not this music is tango, simply leave discourse its melodies, its polyrhythms, their counterpoints and soak in the atmosphere. Then … don't care, it's Piazzolla.
The highlight of the Chandos disc is a real rarity, the 1953 Sinfonietta written as a fruit of Piazzolla’s studies with Ginastera prior to his trip to Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Vigorously rhythmic (as one might expect), the three spans are dramatic, sober and jubilant by turns, even if the melodies do lack the distinctive Piazzolla sound. It’s a well-constructed work, though, and Gabriel Castagna’s account is full of verve.
Composer and accordionist, Daniel Mille is a true sculptor of oneiric landscapes. His lunar chant and his way of slowing down the tempo brings it to undiscovered heavens. After nine splendid albums, many awards, prestigious and productive collaborations, Daniel Mille pays tribute to another composer (and a bandeon player): Astor Piazzolla. "Cierra tu Ojos" stands out first because of the instrumentarium: accordion here is surrounded by three cellos and a double bass. Expect a super acoustic (though slightly amplified) concert where jazz, classical music and world sounds melt together.