Very happy to share the news of the release of Legacy, a new recording of music by New Tango master Astor Piazzolla interpreted by violinist Tomás Cotik and pianist Tao Lin.
The program includes classics such as “Adiós Nonino”, “Milonga del Ángel”, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons”, “Balada para un loco” and two personal favorites, “Escualo” and “Fracanapa.”
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Tomás and I had collaborated on a couple of Piazzolla-related projects during his time in Miami, so when he told me about Legacy, I jumped at the opportunity to write the liner notes. Piazzolla´s story and Tomás playing are tales worth telling.
I hope the notes intrigue you into checking this recording. You will not be disappointed.
Notes for Astor Piazzolla Legacy
New Tango master Astor Piazzolla (11 March 1921–4 July 1992) packed a lot of living in his writing and his playing.
Tango is the music of Buenos Aires — but the man who would challenge so many of its traditions and clichés, and in doing so would bring it kicking and screaming into a new world, was not even a porteño, as the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called. Astor Piazzolla was born in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. When he was just 4, his family moved to New York’s Lower East Side, then to a tough neighborhood populated by gangsters of seemingly every denomination. He was short and walked with limp because of a birth defect, so he fought his way to respect. The other kids called him “Lefty,” acknowledging his punch.