Award winning composer, arranger, and virtuoso pianist Pablo Ziegler, who is the world’s foremost practitioner and exponent of the Nuevo Tango musical form, having learned its mysteries and nuances from the source. In the 1950s, the legendary Astor Piazzolla began infusing the firmly entrenched, classic tango style of the day with new harmonic and melodic sensibilities, as well as incorporating modern instruments into the traditional tango ensemble, and thus was gradually born what became known as Nuevo Tango.
In 1978, the maestro hired fellow Argentinean Ziegler as his regular pianist, who picked up the Nuevo Tango torch when Piazzolla retired eleven years later and has carried it without abandon ever since, while at the same time contemporizing the genre by adding his own jazz and improvisational touches. While Ziegler may have started his career as one of Piazolla’s acolytes, he has become one of the leading lights of this art from – a veritable grandmaster. Quite simply, there is nobody like Ziegler. He is in a league by himself.
Release date: May 5, 2017
Format: CD | Digital
On JAZZ TANGO, pianist Ziegler presents his US-based trio of world-class Argentinean collaborators Hector Del Curto – bandoneon, and Claudio Ragazzi – guitar, playing three Nuevo Tango standards by Astor Piazzolla and seven soulful, virtuosic originals by Ziegler.
The tracks are Michelangelo, La Fundicion, Milonga del Adios, Buenos Aires Report, Blues Porteno, Fuga Y Misterio, Elegante Canyenguito, La Rayuela, Muchacha de Boedo, and Libertango.
Last modified: July 15, 2018