Astor Piazzolla

Real Name:
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzólla
Profile:
Argentine bandoneon player, orchestra director, Tango, 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 in the identification of his albums from generic 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 director Aníbal Troilo. Performed the Bandoneon and was part of the arranger corpus. Direct 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, or were never recorded:

• Composed TangazoTango 6El Hombre De La Esquina RosadaJeanne y Paul / El PenúltimoEste Amor Es Como El Viento500 Motivaciones
• Provided Arrangements for: Jairo Canta a Borges (Some arrangements) - Jairo's 1985 self-titled (Piazzolla-Ferrer compositions) - Kronos Quartet's Winter Was Hard (composed Four for Tango)
• 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'' discs.
Astor Piazzolla, Su Bandoneon y Sus Cuerdas aka Orquesta de Cuerdas, 1955-59. Recorded: Sinfonía de TangoAstor Piazzolla Son Bandonéon Et Ses Cordes EP • Piazzola Et Son Orchestre EP • Tango en Hi-FiLo Que VendráAzabache / NegrachaSensiblero / Lo Que Vendrá.
Octeto Buenos Aires, 1955-58. Recorded: Tango ProgresivoTango Moderno. Also 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!. Unused recordings were later released in 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 TiempoTango 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: Introducción al Ángel - Vol. 1 - Circa '63 (1963-??-??)Muerte del Ángel (1973-??-??).
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Nuevo Octeto aka Octeto Contemporáneo, 1963. Recorded: Tango ContemporáneoBragatissimo / Ciudad Triste.
Argentinian Session recordings: Recorded: Roberto Yanes Canta Tangos as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta (2)5º Año Nacional20 Años de Vanguardía as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Gran OrquestaLa Historia del Tango, Vol I & II as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Gran OrquestaEgle Martin EP.
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta aka Piazzola-Ferrer-Baltar Ensemble, 1968-72. Uncredited on most recordings. Recorded: María de Buenos AiresAmelita Baltar Interpreta A Piazzolla - FerrerEn Persona with Horacio FerrerBalada Para un Loco with Roberto GoyenechePulsaciónLas Ciudades / Los Paraguas De Buenos AiresLa 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 BlancaMina (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: Recorded in Milan: LibertangoGeorge Moustaki's MoustakiGerry Mulligan's Summit ///// Recorded in Paris and Milan: Les Voyages des Noses (published as Viaje de Bodas) • ArmaguedónPersecutaMundial 78.
Conjunto Electrónico aka Electronic Octet, 1975-77. Never formally credited. Recorded: Suite Troileana / LumiereIl Pleut Sur SantiagoJosé Angel Trelles's Balada Para un Loco. ///// Live bootleg recordings: Libertango (1976-??-??)Olympia 77 (1977-04-??).
Argentinian-French-American Session recordings: Composed in Argentina: Concierto Para Bandoneón Y OrquestaSuite Punta del EsteTres Tangos Para Bandoneón Y Orquesta, performed live on various recordings. ///// Recorded in France: WoeOblivion (Score for Enrico IV) • L'exil De GardelTango with the Liéje PhilharmonicMaria De Buenos Aires (operetta ver.). ///// Recorded in the USA: The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night (Score for Tango Apasionado) • Concierto Para Bandoneón • Tres Tangos with Lalo SchifrinFive Tango Sensations with Kronos Quartet.
Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo aka Quinteto Nuevo Tango, 1978-88. Recorded: BiyuyaThèmes Originaux (Score for La Intrusa, uncredited) • Roberto Goyeneche's En Vivo - Teatro Regina (uncredited) • Live In WeinTristezas De Un Doble ALive At The "Bouffes Du Nord" with MilvaTango: Hora ZeroThe New Tango with Gary BurtonSurLa Camorra (uncredited). ///// Live bootleg recordings: Concierto Para Quinteto (1981-12-20)Live in Tokyo 1982 (1982-11-21)Tres Minutos Con La Realidad (1983-04-??)Live Lugano 13 Ottobre 1983 (1983-10-13)Libertango (1984-02-??)Otoño Porteño (1984-06-29)Il Bandoneon Di Astor Piazzolla and Milonga Del Ángel (1984-10-15)Libertango [/i](1984-10-15 & 1981-04-02)[/i] • 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-??)Finally Together Vol. I (uncredited) (1989-06-26)Live At The BBC 1989 (1989-07-10)The Lausanne Concert (uncredited) (1989-09-04)57 Minutos Con La Realidad (uncredited) (????-??-??)Adiós Noniño (Live!) (????-??-??)
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 1944-1964 (20 Años De Vanguardia Con Sus Conjuntos) — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla 1944-1964 (20 Años De Vanguardia Con Sus Conjuntos) (Album) Philips 82034 PL Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
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PLP 5049 Vanguardia — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán - Vanguardia (Album) ANTAR (2) PLP 5049 Uruguay 1964 Sell This Version
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20291 El Tango — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges - El Tango (Album) Polydor 20291 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
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TLS-5020 Maria De Buenos Aires — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer - Maria De Buenos Aires (Album) Trova TLS-5020 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
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AVLP-3982 En Persona — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer - En Persona (Album) RCA Victor AVLP-3982 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
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AVS-4013 Concierto Para Quinteto — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Concierto Para Quinteto (Album) RCA Victor AVS-4013 Uruguay 1971 Sell This Version
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SSIG-6002 Adios Nonino — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Adios Nonino (Album) Som Livre SSIG-6002 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
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2C 066-96.680 Pulsación — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Pulsación (Album) Columbia 2C 066-96.680 France 1974 Sell This Version
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CHR 1096 Libertango — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Libertango (Album) Carosello CHR 1096 US 1974 Sell This Version
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RTV 25046 Summit — Astor Piazzolla Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla - Summit (Album) Erre T.V. RTV 25046 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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304.1045 Amelita Baltar — Astor Piazzolla 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
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2 C 066-12.247 Il Pleut Sur Santiago — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Il Pleut Sur Santiago (Album) Pathé 2 C 066-12.247 France 1975 Sell This Version
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CLP 128 Balada Para Un Loco — Astor Piazzolla 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
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DA-5005 Suite Troileana — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Suite Troileana (Album) Trova DA-5005 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
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ELC 25124 Divertimento 9 — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Divertimento 9(LP, RE) Eleven ELC 25124 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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DA-5010 Viaje De Bodas — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Viaje De Bodas (Album) Trova DA-5010 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
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DA 5012 Armaguedón — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Armaguedón (Album) Trova DA 5012 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
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310.064 Octeto De Buenos Aires — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires - Octeto De Buenos Aires (Album) Sondor 310.064 Uruguay 1977 Sell This Version
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CLN 25073 Persecuta — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi - Persecuta (Album) Carosello CLN 25073 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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ELC 25125 Buenos Aires Ora Zero — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Buenos Aires Ora Zero(LP) Eleven ELC 25125 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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2393 161 Olympia 77 — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Olympia 77 (Album) Polydor 2393 161 France 1977 Sell This Version
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CLN 25079 Mundial 78 — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Mundial 78 (Album) Carosello CLN 25079 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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2393146 Moustaki (Georges Moustaki Con La Participacion De Astor Piazzolla) — Astor Piazzolla 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
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ATO 40-28003 Thèmes Originaux — Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla Thèmes Originaux (Album) Jonathan ATO 40-28003 France 1982 Sell This Version
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RPL-8152 En Vivo (Mayo 1982) Teatro Regina — Astor Piazzolla Piazzolla*, Goyeneche* Piazzolla*, Goyeneche* - En Vivo (Mayo 1982) Teatro Regina (Album) RCA RPL-8152 Japan 1982 Sell This Version