Tango reloaded. The Argentinia-born, Italian baritone-saxophonist Javier Girotto dives deep into the music of one of modern Tango's most important recordings: "Tango Nuevo" by Astor Piazolla and Gerry Mulligan. Girotto and his trio bring the 1975 classic to new life and impresively show how vital and versatile Tango music is until this day.
Argentinian tango, just like jazz, is a classic example of a living, constantly developing musical tradition. Already, when it was in its early stages in around 1900, it combined influences from European, African and Latin American music. And today, more than 100 years later, it is as vital as ever, not only in its traditional form and but also incorporating elements from pop, electronica and jazz. There can be no musician in recent times as important in this process of the tango evolving and opening up as the Argentinian bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla. He was a pioneer and direction-setter, and one of his key works was the album "Tango Nuevo" (also known as "Summit"), recorded in 1974 with the American baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. It was a global success, and it made this form of the tango, k...line up
Recorded by Stefano Quarta at Forward Studios, Grottaferrata (Rome), 14.&15. 09. 2018
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Siggi Loch
Cover art by Mimmo Paladino by kind permission of the artist