Milan Records is proud to release the CD to Astor Piazzolla s renowned live performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The performance was recorded at the 1984 Montreal Jazz Festival and has been meticulously digitally restored and re-mastered in September 2007 under the supervision of Astor Piazzolla s friend and pupil Richard Galliano. The CD accompanies the DVD, which is the first live concert DVD ever filmed and released of Astor Piazzolla.
Often referred to as the Father of the New Tango, Piazzolla was an Argentine visionary who brought tango from the dance floors of Buenos Aires to the most prestigious concert halls and music festivals around the world. A soulful and accomplished performer on the accordion-like bandoneón, Piazzolla is considered today one of the leading international composers of his time. His opus, comprising more than 1000 works, a characteristic career and an undoubtedly Argentinean flavor continues to influence the best musicians in the world including cellist YoYo-Ma, the Kronos Quartet, guitarist Al Di Meola, and numerous chamber music and symphonic orchestras.
It has been sixteen years since Astor Piazzolla s death. Now, for the first time, a live performance by the tango genius and his legendary quintet is available in its entirety on CD and DVD. The concert features some of Piazzolla s best-known pieces such as Muerte Del Angel, Adiós Nonino and Otoño Porteño. It is a true celebration of his brilliance.