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Astor Piazzolla

Tango Bordel 1900 (arr. Ashu)  Play

Ashu Saxophone
Kuang-Hao Huang Piano

Recorded on 08/08/2007, uploaded on 02/24/2009

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Tango Bordel 1900          Astor Piazzolla (arr. Ashu)

Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of the tango.  He took a sensual, street-smart folk music and elevated it to art music.  Born in Mar del Plate to Italian parents and raised in New York, his blend of styles reflects his many cultural influences.  In 1954, he went to study composition with Nadia Boulanger who urged him to use his Argentinean roots in finding his own voice.  He returned to Buenos Aires and began performing his "nuevo tango" style with his own ensembles - reworking the traditional tango rhythms, infusing them with classical and jazz elements.    Ashu