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Asfalto: Street Tango
Pablo Ziegler
Asfalto: Street Tango
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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The late New Tango composer and bandleader Astor Piazzolla has cast a nearly inescapable shadow over those who have attempted to further his tango innovations. Consider the hurdles for Pablo Ziegler, Piazzolla's pianist fo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pablo Ziegler
Title: Asfalto: Street Tango
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 8/11/1998
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Latin Music, Tango
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266326624

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The late New Tango composer and bandleader Astor Piazzolla has cast a nearly inescapable shadow over those who have attempted to further his tango innovations. Consider the hurdles for Pablo Ziegler, Piazzolla's pianist for a decade. Remarkably, Ziegler does not shy away from Piazzolla (in fact he revisits several of the master's pieces) and still offers a personal sound. "El Empedrado" runs the gamut from Piazzolla's influence to Ziegler's lush romanticism. "Milonga en el Viento" has a surprisingly traditional feel--paced by jazz style drumming. The ambitious Radio Tango II suggests an intriguing fusion of jazz, rock, Piazzolla, classical music, and traditional tango. Ziegler has quite a challenge before him, but if Asfalto is any evidence, he has the tools, the smarts, and the imagination to inch the New Tango line forward. It is an effort worth following. --Fernando Gonzalez
 

CD Reviews

Both fantasy tango and salon tango on one CD.
Mark Hammond | Chambersburg, PA USA | 09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a dancer, you are probably doing basically salon tango. The more advanced dancers and instructors may be involved in the "fantasy tango" style of dancing. This has a little of both, plus, for non-dancers, some nice jazzy tango listening. I felt that the title "Asfalto: Street Tango," was a bit misleading. I was almost expecting some variation of canyenge style tango. I like the music. I have seen some really brialliant choreography to the title song at demonstrations in both Montreal and Washington. The music inspires the imagination to what is possible in a dance interpretation of the work."
Takes Tango Nuevo a step beyond.
W. Jones | Washington DC | 03/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Piazolla elavated tango to a new artistic level, from simple utilitarian music to be danced, to suddenly music that stands proudly on its own artistic merit. Ziegler continues this tradition. The most startling difference is the addition of drum set to the tango ensemble. This adds a whole new dimension of drive and excitment, although possibly a step away from the intimacy of Piazolla's ensemble style. I will always admire the classic romantic sound that Piazolla preserves throughout his compositions, but I find the Ziegler finds his way into my stereo even more often!I highly recommend this album for those who love the Piazolla sound but also enjoy more a more frantic, rhythmic sound.This is music to be appreciated on all levels, intellectual, emotional, and certainly in your groove thang!"
Breathtaking!
Gary Costello | 07/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Deeply moving, neatly recorded, passionate interpretations by a master of the new argentine tango. A historical recording. Ziegler's scores and music are addictive!"