The Music of Astor Piazzolla
Friday, November 11, 2011
When the great Argentinean tango master Astor Piazzolla died in 1992, there were few musicians keeping his music alive. But thankfully (and in time to celebrate Piazzolla's 90th birthday) multi-instrumentalist and jazz ambassador Paquito D'Rivera has brought an unprecedented focus on tango's relationship to jazz, and on Piazzolla's central role in its development. D'Rivera's most recent album, Tango Jazz, featured 2011 Grammy nominee and Buenos Aires native Pablo Aslan on bass and will provide the foundation for his Rose Theater concert. They are joined by Piazzolla's former pianist, Pablo Ziegler, drummer Pipi Piazzolla (Piazzolla's grandson), and many more.