Born: 11th March 1921, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Died: 4th July 1992.
Orchestras he performed in:
Aníbal Troilo Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1939-1944 - Orchestra Assembled by composer Aníbal Troilo, where Piazzolla performed as Bandoneon player.
Francisco Fiorentino Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1945-1946 - Orchestra assembled by singer Francisco Fiorentino and directed by Piazzolla. They released around 12 shellac 78s under Odeon (30201 - 30212).
Orquesta Típica (in English: Piazzolla's Traditional Orchestra), aka "the 1946 Orchestra", 1946-51. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta Típica . They would release around 17 shellac 78s under Odeon and TK Discos.
Orquesta de Cuerdas (in English: String Orchestra), credited on Sinfonía de Tango, Astor Piazzolla Son Bandonéon Et Ses Cordes, Piazzola Et Son Orchestre and Tango en Hi-Fi y Lo Que Vendra as Astor Piazzolla, Su Bandoneon y Sus Cuerdas. 1955-1958. He released a small number of singles and shellacs under this ensemble.
Octeto Buenos Aires (in English: Buenos Aires Octet) 1955-58. On the database as Octeto Buenos Aires. He released Tango Progresivo and Tango Moderno
Jazz Tango Quintet, 1959. On the database as Astor Piazola & His Quintet. Formed in the USA to make a jazz-tango fusion sound. They recorded Take Me Dancing!, 1959 and an unreleased 1958 recorded was later released as Evening In Buenos Aires in the 90s. The ensemble disbanded after the records were proven a commercial failure.
Quinteto (in English: Quintet), 1960-70. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto
Nuevo Octeto (in English: New Octet), 1963. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Nuevo Octeto
Conjunto 9 (in English: Ensemble 9), aka Noneto, 1971-72 & 1983. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Conjunto 9
Conjunto Electronico (in English: Electronic Ensemble), aka Electronic Octet, 1975.
Quinteto Tango Nuevo (in English: New Tango Quintet), aka the second Quintet, 1978-1988. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo
Sexteto Tango Nuevo (in English: New Tango Sextet), 1989. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Sexteto Tango Nuevo. Released several live albums.
- 2 Vocals
- 165 Instruments & Performance
- 1388 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Featuring & Presenting
- 45 Conducting & Leading
- 6 Production
- 1 Visual
- 20 Acting, Literary & Spoken