Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

by Sergio Assad & Odair Assad


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Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla is a tribute album to Astor Piazzolla by a pair of Brazilian guitarists who, among other things, worked with the tango legend from time to time, debuting his "Tango Suite." The "Tango Suite" starts out the album, followed by the rousing "Escualo." A few light numbers follow, building up to the "Suite Troileana": the suite which originally inspired Sergio and Odair Assad to start playing Piazzolla's music. The album finishes up with "Bordel 1900," part of the History of Tango suite, and "Fracanapa." The music is performed in large part solely with the duo of guitars, though some percussion and a violin necessarily make appearances from song to song. It's a nice if somewhat bare rendition of the Piazzolla catalog. The guitars sit in an acoustic setting playing mostly off one another. It's a generally soft sound, pulling the lighter emotions carefully. Only in spurts do the Assads pick up the rhythms and dissonance that so define Piazzolla's work. When they do, it shines musically. Pick it up as a nice addition to the guitar fanatic's collection, but for sheer Piazzolla strength, pick up the pieces of Astor's catalog first.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2001
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597963229
catalogNumber: 79632

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sergio Assad & Odair Assad   Primary Artist
Odair Assad   Guitar,Track Performer
Sergio Assad   Guitar
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg   Violin
Marcelo Jaime Nisinman   Bandoneon
Fernando Suárez Paz   Violin

Technical Credits

Odair Assad   Liner Notes
Sergio Assad   Arranger,Liner Notes
Robert Hurwitz   Executive Producer
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Judith Sherman   Song Producer
Manuel Mohino   Engineer
Arnout Probst   Engineer
Anne Fontigny   Engineer
Frederic Briant   Engineer
Françoise-Emmanuelle Denis   Producer,Song Producer
Karen Chester   Song Producer

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