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Piazzolla: La Camorra
     

Piazzolla: La Camorra

by Astor Piazzolla
 
After Astor Piazzolla, the tango was never the same. Fusing traditional tango with elements of classical music and jazz, the ingenious Argentinean bandoneón player created tango nuevo, a precarious balance between improvised wildness and compositional restraint. Piazzolla's new style vastly increased the form's expressive potential while infuriating

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After Astor Piazzolla, the tango was never the same. Fusing traditional tango with elements of classical music and jazz, the ingenious Argentinean bandoneón player created tango nuevo, a precarious balance between improvised wildness and compositional restraint. Piazzolla's new style vastly increased the form's expressive potential while infuriating diehard tango traditionalists. This 1988 recording is built around three big pieces, all titled "La Camorra" (The Quarrel), whose relentless, nervous energy barely conceals the threat of violence. But the real heart of the album is found in two beautiful, bittersweet ballads: "Soledad" (Solitude) and "Sur: Regresso al Amor" (South: Regression to Love). Piazzolla himself considered ZERO HOUR (1986) his finest recording, but LA CAMORRA is every bit its equal.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Recorded with his quintet and originally released in the late '80s, La Camorra features some of tango master Astor Piazzolla's finest moments. The album was recorded after Piazzolla's last major U.S. tour, and La Camorra highlights the intensity of his composition as well as his playing.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597951622
catalogNumber:
79516

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