Astor Piazzolla

Real Name:
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzólla
Profile:
Argentine bandoneon player, orchestra director, Tango and Tango Nuevo, Classical and Score composer.
He arranged, directed and sometimes recorded the scores of over a hundred films and theatre shows.
Father of Daniel Piazzolla (2), grandfather of Daniel Piazzolla.
Born: 11th March 1921, Mar del Plata, Argentina / Died: 4th July 1992.

The following lists are provided to aid identification of his albums, from compilations and recordings of his compositions performed by other artists:
Names in bold represent database articles / master releases or individual songs. Live bootlegs are arranged by date of recording and name after earliest release.

Orchestras he performed in:

• A number of local ensembles and radio bands, 1937-39.
Sexteto Los Mendocinos. 1939 - Weeks long stint, no recorded material.
Aníbal Troilo Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1939-44 - Orchestra of composer Aníbal Troilo. Bandoneon and part of the arranger corpus. Involvement in recordings is mostly unknown.
Francisco Fiorentino Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1944-46 - Orchestra assembled by singer Francisco Fiorentino and directed by Piazzolla. Bandoneon, arrangements & direction. Recorded material released in 12 double-sided shellac 10''s under Odeon (30201 - 30212).

Compositions he arranged but wasn't involved in their recording & release:

Composed Tangazo, Tango 6, El Hombre De La Esquina Rosada, arrangements for Jairo Canta a Borges, Jeanne y Paul / El Penúltimo, Piazzolla-Ferrer songs for Jairo's 1985 self-titled and Este Amor Es Como El Viento, Four for Tango for Kronos Quartet's Winter Was Hard .
Film scores: Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Eté - Famille d'Artistes - El Infierno Tan Temido

Ensembles and recordings:

Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta Típica, 1946-51. Recordings were released in around 17 shellac 10''s.
Astor Piazzolla, Su Bandoneon y Sus Cuerdas aka Orquesta de Cuerdas, 1955-59. Credited on Sinfonía de Tango, Astor Piazzolla Son Bandonéon Et Ses Cordes EP, Piazzola Et Son Orchestre EP and Tango en Hi-Fi y Lo Que Vendrá, plus Azabache / Negracha and Sensiblero / Lo Que Vendrá.
Octeto Buenos Aires, 1955-58. Recorded Tango Progresivo and Tango Moderno. Recorded Tango Ballet for film Violencia en al Ciudad, both movie and recording are lost.
Astor Piazola & His Quintet aka Jazz-Tango Quintet, 1959. Recorded Take Me Dancing!, 1959, unused material was later released as Evening In Buenos Aires.
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto aka Quinteto Nuevo Tango, 1960-70+73-74. Recorded Piazzolla Interpreta a PiazzollaPiazzolla O No?Nuestro Tiempo5°to Año NacionalTango Para Una CiudadVanguardia with Horacio SalgánConcierto De Tango En El Philharmonic Hall de New YorkContemporáneo EP • Revolucionario Y Retrato De Alfredo GobbiEl Tango With Jorge Luis BorgesAdiós NoninoRoberto Goyeneche's Balada Para un Loco 7'' • Con Alma y VidaEn El Teatro ReginaConcierto Para Quinteto ///// Live bootleg recordings: Muerte del Ángel (1973) • Introducción al Ángel - Vol. 1 - Circa '63 (1963).
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Nuevo Octeto aka Octeto Contemporáneo, 1963. Recorded Tango Contemporáneo.
Argentinian Session recordings: Recorded Roberto Yanes Canta Tangos as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta (2), film score 5º Año Nacional, 20 Años de Vanguardía, La Historia del Tango, Vol I & II as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Gran Orquesta, and the Egle Martin EP in 1967.
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta aka Piazzola-Ferrer-Baltar Ensemble, 1968-72. Uncredited on most recordings. Recorded María de Buenos Aires, famous song Balada Para un Loco recorded in Baltar's Interpreta A Piazzolla - Ferrer, Piazzolla-Ferrer solo work En Persona and Roberto Goyeneche's 7'' Single, film score Pulsación, Las Ciudades / Los Paraguas De Buenos Aires and La Primera Palabra / No Quiero Otro.
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Conjunto 9 aka Noneto, 1971-72 & 1983. Recorded Música Contempóranea de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Vol I & II, Amelita Baltar's La Bicicleta Blanca, Mina (3)'s Balada Para Mi Muerte. ///// Live bootleg recordings: Astor Piazzolla Y Su Noneto (1972-04-17) - Concierto de Nácar (1983-04-11) - En El Teatro Colón (1983-06-11)
Italian-French Session recordings: Records Libertango, George Moustaki's Moustaki, Gerry Mulligan's Summit. Records in paris and milan for film scores Les Voyages des Noses (Viaje de Bodas), Armaguedón, Persecuta, and Mundial 78,
Conjunto Electrónico aka Electronic Octet, 1975-77. Never formally credited. Recorded Suite Troileana / Lumiere, Il Pleut Sur Santiago, José Angel Trelles's Balada Para un Loco. ///// Live bootleg recordings: Olympia 77 and Libertango. Plus 500 Motivaciones played at Teatro Gran Rex, 1977.
Argentinian-French-American Session recordings: In Argentina he composes Concierto Para Bandoneón Y Orquesta and Suite Punta del Este, Tres Tangos Para Bandoneón Y Orquesta, performed live on various recordings. In France, records Woe, Oblivion from film Enrico IV, L'exil De Gardel. Tango with the Liéje Philharmonic, a remade Maria De Buenos Aires operetta. In the USA, records The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night of theatre show Tango Apasionado, Concierto Para Bandoneón • Tres Tangos witih Lalo Schifrin, and Five Tango Sensations with Kronos Quartet
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo aka Quinteto Nuevo Tango, 1978-88. Recorded Biyuya, uncredited at Thèmes Originaux for film La Intrusa, uncredited at Roberto Goyeneche's En Vivo - Teatro Regina, Live In Wein, Tristezas De Un Doble A, Live At The "Bouffes Du Nord" with Milva, Tango: Hora Zero, The New Tango with Gary Burton, Sur and uncredited in La Camorra. ///// Live bootleg recordings: Concierto Para Quinteto (1981-12-20) - Live in Tokyo 1982 (1982-11-21) - Live Lugano 13 Ottobre 1983 - Tres Minutos Con La Realidad (1983-04-??) - Libertango (1984-02-??) - Otoño Porteño (1984-06-29) - Il Bandoneon Di Astor Piazzolla & Milonga Del Ángel (1984-10-15) - Libertango (1984-10-15 & 1981-04-02) - Utrecht 1984 (1984-10-27) - Live In Colonia, 1984 (1984-11-14) - The Central Park Concert (1987-09-06) - Live In Tokyo 1988 (1988-06-26).
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Sexteto Tango Nuevo aka Sexteto Nuevo Tango, 1989. No officially recorded material. Live bootleg recordings: Tres Minutos Con La Realidad (1989-04) - uncredited in Finally Together Vol. I (1989-06-26) - Live At The BBC 1989 (1989-07-10) - uncredited in The Lausanne Concert (1989-09-04) - uncredited in 57 Minutos Con La Realidad (unknown) - Adiós Noniño (Live!) (unknown)
Solo bootleg recordings, Introducción al Ángel - Vol. 1 - Circa '63 (1963) - Bandoneón Sinfónico (1990-06-03) - Libertango (1984-10-15 & 1981-04-02)

List of articles representing unidentified or suspected Piazzolla ensembles: Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta (2)"Piazzolla 1973" OrquestaQuinteto Nuevo Tiempo
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Albums

82034 PL Astor Piazzolla - 1944-1964 (20 Años De Vanguardia Con Sus Conjuntos) album art Astor Piazzolla 1944-1964 (20 Años De Vanguardia Con Sus Conjuntos) (Album) Philips 82034 PL Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
PLP 5049 Astor Piazzolla - Vanguardia album art Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán - Vanguardia (Album) ANTAR (2) PLP 5049 Uruguay 1964 Sell This Version
20291 Astor Piazzolla - El Tango album art Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges - El Tango (Album) Polydor 20291 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
TLS-5020 Astor Piazzolla - Maria De Buenos Aires album art Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer - Maria De Buenos Aires (Album) Trova TLS-5020 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
AVLP-3982 Astor Piazzolla - En Persona album art Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer - En Persona (Album) RCA Victor AVLP-3982 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
AVS-4013 Astor Piazzolla - Concierto Para Quinteto album art Astor Piazzolla Concierto Para Quinteto (Album) RCA Victor AVS-4013 Uruguay 1971 Sell This Version
CLN 25034 Astor Piazzolla - Tangata album art Astor Piazzolla Tangata(LP, Album, RE) Carosello CLN 25034 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
2C 066-96.680 Astor Piazzolla - Pulsación album art Astor Piazzolla Pulsación (Album) Columbia 2C 066-96.680 France 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1096 Astor Piazzolla - Libertango album art Astor Piazzolla Libertango (Album) Carosello CHR 1096 US 1974 Sell This Version
RTV 25046 Astor Piazzolla - Summit album art Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla - Summit (Album) Erre T.V. RTV 25046 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
304.1045 Astor Piazzolla - Amelita Baltar album art Amelita Baltar Arranjos E Direção de Orquestra Astor Piazzolla Amelita Baltar Arranjos E Direção de Orquestra Astor Piazzolla - Amelita Baltar (Album, Comp) Fermata 304.1045 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
2 C 066-12.247 Astor Piazzolla - Il Pleut Sur Santiago album art Astor Piazzolla Il Pleut Sur Santiago (Album) Pathé 2 C 066-12.247 France 1975 Sell This Version
CLP 128 Astor Piazzolla - Balada Para Un Loco album art Astor Piazzolla Canta Jose Angel Trelles* Astor Piazzolla Canta Jose Angel Trelles* - Balada Para Un Loco (Album) Trova CLP 128 US 1976 Sell This Version
DA-5005 Astor Piazzolla - Suite Troileana album art Astor Piazzolla Suite Troileana (Album) Trova DA-5005 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
ELC 25124 Astor Piazzolla - Divertimento 9 album art Astor Piazzolla Divertimento 9(LP, RE) Eleven ELC 25124 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
DA-5010 Astor Piazzolla - Viaje De Bodas album art Astor Piazzolla Viaje De Bodas (Album) Trova DA-5010 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
DA 5012 Astor Piazzolla - Armaguedón album art Astor Piazzolla Armaguedón (Album) Trova DA 5012 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
LP.S 40.009 Astor Piazzolla - Octeto De Buenos Aires album art Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires - Octeto De Buenos Aires (Album) Durium Start LP.S 40.009 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CLN 25073 Astor Piazzolla - Persecuta album art Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi - Persecuta (Album) Carosello CLN 25073 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
ELC 25125 Astor Piazzolla - Buenos Aires Ora Zero album art Astor Piazzolla Buenos Aires Ora Zero(LP) Eleven ELC 25125 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2393 161 Astor Piazzolla - Olympia 77 album art Astor Piazzolla Olympia 77 (Album) Polydor 2393 161 France 1977 Sell This Version
CLN 25079 Astor Piazzolla - Mundial 78 album art Astor Piazzolla Mundial 78 (Album) Carosello CLN 25079 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2393146 Astor Piazzolla - Moustaki (Georges Moustaki Con La Participacion De Astor Piazzolla) album art Georges Moustaki, Astor Piazzolla Georges Moustaki, Astor Piazzolla - Moustaki (Georges Moustaki Con La Participacion De Astor Piazzolla)(LP, Album) Polydor 2393146 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
ATO 40-28003 Astor Piazzolla - Thèmes Originaux album art Astor Piazzolla Thèmes Originaux (Album) Jonathan ATO 40-28003 France 1982 Sell This Version
RPL-8152 Astor Piazzolla - En Vivo (Mayo 1982) Teatro Regina album art Piazzolla*, Goyeneche* Piazzolla*, Goyeneche* - En Vivo (Mayo 1982) Teatro Regina (Album) RCA RPL-8152 Japan 1982 Sell This Version